Burundi: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation has compiled the country profiles on this site for 21 health information system (HIS) indicators. As of January 2017, we had located the following indicators for Burundi. Indicator definitions can be found here: https://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/his-strengthening-resource-center/health-information-systems-his-country-profile-indicators

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1. National health strategy 

Current (2016–2025) 


Republique du Burundi Politique Nationale de Santé 2016–2025

2. Health sector M&E plan 

Current (2017)



“Cadre de Suivi et Evaluation du Plan National de Développement Sanitaire 2011–2017” The government of Burundi extended the National Health Development Plan to 2017. As such, the M&E plan was also extended from 2015 to 2017.

3. HIS policy 

Current but not available online (2015–2020)

 In-country contact

Plan National de Développement de l'Informatique de Santé du Burundi (PNDIS) 2015

4. HIS strategic plan 

Not current (2015) 


“Plan Stratégique du Système National d’Information Sanitaire 2011–2015” A new HIS strategic plan is currently under development.

5. Country has set of core health indicators 

Yes, current (2016)

In-country contact

A list of core health indicators exists and is current. Indicators are located in the “Health Statistical Yearbook” currently under publication.

6. National HIS coordinating body 

Established, activity unknown

 In-country contact

The national HIS coordinating body is a part of the planning and M&E thematic group.

7. Country has master facility list 

Current (2016)

 In-country contact

A master facility list is managed and updated through DHIS2.

8. Conducted HMN assessment 

Yes (2008)


All HMN documents and tools can be downloaded using this link.

9. Population census within the last 10 years 

Yes (2008) 



10. Availability of national health surveys  

MICS3 (2005)

DHS (2010, 2016 is ongoing)



Data and reports can be found by following the links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths) 

Live births estimate is less than 90% complete; estimate for deaths is unknown




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

Yes, sub-national deployment of DHIS2: adoption by programs or partial national rollout




13. Country has national statistics office 




14. National health statistics report (annual) 


In-country contact

The “2015 Health Statistical Yearbook” is currently under publication.

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

Yes, updated but has no recent health data available.




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

Not current (2013)

In-country contact

A DQA was conducted on malaria indicators in 2013.

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts 

Yes (2013)



Information on PRISM assessment in Burundi can be found on page 5 of the document, “Assessing and Improving RIHS—RHINO—Routine Health Information Network” by following the link.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information 

98% of health facilities, and 90% of clinics

In-country contact

All health facilities are supposed to report in the routine health information system (RHIS), but private clinics are currently not reporting in the RHIS.

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




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF 

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 93%; Official government estimate = 93%


See page 9.

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

Current (2015)

Document provided by in-country contact.

Institutional deliveries available by districts and current, but not available online