Botswana: HIS Indicators

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MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 30 HIS indicators. As of August 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 2016/2017.

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 MFL 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 links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete – 40.2 for live births and 8.4% for deaths


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 2009
New report was scheduled for release at the end of October 2016.

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

Yes, undated and has no recent health report


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 = 90

See page 12. WHO/UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage: 2016 revision.

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




22. Existence of policies, laws, and regulations mandating public and private health facilities/ providers to report indicators determined by the national HIS




23.Availability of standards/guidelines for RHIS data collection, reporting, and analysis




24.Presence of procedures to verify the quality of data (accuracy, completeness, timeliness) reported




25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender




26. At least one national health account completed in last 5 years

Not current (2010)

National Health Accounts 2007/08- 2009/10

27. National database with health workers by district and main cadres updated within last 2 years




28. Annual data on availability of tracer medicines and commodities in public and private health facilities




29. e-health strategy




30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Not current (2015)

Proportion of facilities submitting surveillance reports on time  to the district level for week 22: 89.2%.
Number of districts with a completeness of 100%  for week 22: 09

Botswana Integrated Disease Surveillance & Response (Week 22 – week ending 30/05/2015)