Ethiopia: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 30 HIS indicators. As of February 2018, we had located the following indicators for Ethiopia. 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 (2015–2020)

Health Sector Transformation Plan HSTP(2015/16 up to 2019/20) Draft Version 1

2. Health sector M&E plan

Not current (2008)

Health Management Information System (HMIS) / Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Strategic Plan for Ethiopian Health Sector (January 2008)

3. HIS policy

Current (2015-2020)

In-country contact

Information Revolution Roadmap developed in 2016

Information Revolution Roadmap (2015/16 – 2019/20), one of the four major transformation agendas of the health sector. This is a strategy aims to advance the methods and practices of collecting, analyzing, presenting, and using information for decision-making at all levels of the health system.

4. HIS strategic plan

Current (2012–2020)

National Health Information System Road Map 2005–2012 E.C. (2012/13–2019/20 G.C)

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2015–2020)

Indicators were found on pages 55-59 of current National Heath Strategy Plan.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

It is unknown if Ethiopia has an active HIS coordinating body, but the establishment of one was part of the 2012/13–2019/20 HIS strategic plan (page 11).

7. Country has master facility list

Not available (2017)


The country has been developing the Master Facility Registry and National Health Data Dictionary over the past two years.

The Ethiopian registry work is being done with existing systems to address challenges related to normalizing reference data sets and to facilitate interoperability between those data sets.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2007)

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

9. Population census within the last 10 years


The last census was in 2007.

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS1 (1995) and DHS (2016)

Data and reports can be found on links provided (DHS).

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

28.8% live births and 10.9% deaths. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.


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

Yes, nationally


13. Country has national statistics office




14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2017)

In-country contact

FMOH publishes Health and Health Related Indicators annually. The most recent was published in November 2017.

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

Yes, updated but has most recent health report



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

Yes (2016)

Ethiopia Health Data Quality Review: System Assessment and Data Verification for Selected Indicator 2016

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted (2011–2012)

See page 13, Table 1 at link.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information


In-country contact

The HMIS monthly report form captures reporting completeness and timeliness

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




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 70; Official government estimate = 93

See page 11 of WHO/UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage: 2016 revision

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

Not current (2014) – by region

Institutional deliveries unavailable by district but by region on page 15 of “HSDP IV Annual Performance Report EFY 2006 (2013/14) Version 1. The annual report is from 2014, and institutional deliveries information is not current.

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

Not available (2017)

In-country contact

Currently being drafted.

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


In-country contact

The following guidelines are available: recording and reporting; indicator definition; national classification of disease guideline; and draft data use and data quality guidelines.

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


In-country contact

Draft of data use and data quality guidelines available

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender


In-country contact

The HMIS forms allow for age and sex disaggregation. Further disaggregation was introduced in the recently revised national HMIS indicators  

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

Not available (2010/2011)

Ethiopia’s Fifth National Health Accounts, 2010/2011

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

Available (2014)

Ethiopian National eHealth Strategy

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Not current (2016)

Completeness from government health facilities – 92%; timeliness – 92%

Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin Week 28 2016
(July 10-11, 2016)