Ghana

GhanaMEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 HIS indicators. As of June 2016, we had located the following indicators for Ghana. Indicator definitions can be found here: http://www.measureevaluation.org/his-strengthening-resource-center/health-information-systems-his-country-profile-indicators.

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. 

Indicators

Status

Source

Title/Notes

1. National health strategy

Current (2012–2017)

http://bit.ly/2b8JkBd

Ghana Global Health Initiative Strategy (2012–2017)

2. Health sector M&E plan

Not current (2010–2013)

http://bit.ly/2biYNjA

Monitoring and Evaluation Plan: Ghana Health Service (2010–2013)

3. HIS policy

Not current (2005)

http://bit.ly/1vpyA2N

Ghana Ministry of Health: Health Sector ICT Policy and Strategy (July 2005)

4. HIS strategic plan

Not current

(2007–2011)

http://bit.ly/2aOh7Sh

Health Information Management Strategic Plan 2007 to 2011 Draft

All HMN tools and reports can be downloaded from this site.

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes

(2012–2017)

http://bit.ly/2b8JkBd

Indicators found on pages 32–33 of current M&E plan.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

http://bit.ly/1vpyA2N

 

 It is unknown if Ghana has an active HIS coordinating body, but the timeline for establishing one was scheduled for July–October 2005 in the 2005 HIS policy (page 32).

7. Country has master facility list

Unknown

 

 

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2006)

http://bit.ly/2bkue07

Ghana Health Information System:

National Level Review and Assessment

Report

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2010)

http://bit.ly/2biOJXD

 

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS4 (2011) and DHS (2014)

http://mics.unicef.org/surveys

 

http://bit.ly/2bb3C17

 

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete – 25.3% for live births and 6.6% for deaths

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

 

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

Yes, nationally

http://bit.ly/2b97LRT

 

13. Country has national statistics office

Yes

http://www.statsghana.gov.gh

 

 

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2014)

http://bit.ly/2aEyEOi

Ghana Health Service: 2014 Annual Report

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

Yes, updated but has no recent health report

http://bit.ly/2b8JDfw

 

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

Unknown

 

 

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted

http://bit.ly/2aZIEO0

Country is not listed.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

(2014) Percentages listed by regions and national

 

Percentages are listed on page 57 of “Ghana Health Service 2014 Annual Report.”

19. Proportion (facility, District, National) offices using data for setting targets and monitoring

Unknown

 

 

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 92; Official government estimate = 92

http://bit.ly/2b9dw20

 

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

Not current (2014) – nationally

http://bit.ly/2aEyEOi

Institutional deliveries unavailable by district, but nationally only on page 124 of “Ghana Health Service 2014 Annual Report.” Annual report is from 2014, institutional deliveries information not current.