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MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 HIS indicators. As of January 2017, we had located the following indicators for Botswana. Indicator definitions can be found here:

Please check back in this Resource Center as we continue to expand the indicators of HIS strengthening, or click here to provide comments and suggestions.  





1. National health strategy

Current (2010–2020)


Integrated Health Service Plan: A Strategy for Changing the Health Sector for Healthy Botswana 2010–2020

2. Health sector M&E plan

Current (2014–2017)

In-country contact

National Health Monitoring and Evaluation Plan

3. HIS policy

Not available

In-country contact


4. HIS strategic plan

Current (2016–2020)—not available online

In-country contact

The eHealth Strategy of Botswana 2016–2020. The HIS strategy plan is currently under development and is scheduled for release in December 2016 or 2017.

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Current (2014–2017)

In-country contact

Located core indicators on page 21, figure 5, of the current M&E plan.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Not available

In-country contact


7. Country has master facility list

Current (2015–2017)

The current list is effective until March 2017.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Not completed



9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2011)



10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS2 (2000) & DHS (1988)

Data and reports can be found in the links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete—live births and deaths are less than 90%.



12. Country has electronic system for aggregating routine facility and/or community service data

Yes, national deployment of DHIS

In-country contact

Botswana has three types of electronic health systems used to collect health data: the Integrated Patient Management System—used in hospitals only, to collect patient diagnostic information; the Patient Management System—used in clinics with the maternity sector; and the District Health Information System—used for aggregating health data from all facilities within the country.

13. Country has national statistics office




14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2016)

In-country contact

“Republic of Botswana Health Statistics Report 2016”; Not currently available online

15. Country has website for health statistics with latest data available

Yes, undated and has no recent health data



16. DQA conducted on prioritized indicators aligned with most recent health sector strategy




17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted


Country is not listed

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information




19. Proportion (facility, district, national) offices using data for setting targets and monitoring




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 97%; Official government estimate = 76%


See page 11.

21. Number of institutional deliveries available by district, and published within 12 months of preceding year