Ghana: HIS Indicators

Ghana

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 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 (2014–2017)

http://bit.ly/2eXPqrL

Health Sector Medium Term Development Plan (2014–2017)

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/2wA4fdl

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 (2014–2017)

http://bit.ly/2eXPqrL 

Indicators found on pages 46-49 of current National Health Strategy Plan.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

http://bit.ly/2wA4fdl 

 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 – live births and deaths estimated less than 90% complete

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

 

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

Yes, nationally

 

https://www.dhis2.org/deployments

 

13. Country has national statistics office

Yes

http://www.statsghana.gov.gh

 

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not 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://www.moh.gov.gh

 

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

http://bit.ly/2aEyEOi

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 = 89; Official government estimate = 89

http://bit.ly/2b9dw20

Page 8 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), 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, 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

Available (partially)

http://bit.ly/2ezmaH0

http://bit.ly/2gH93rv

Can be found on page 29 of the Private Health Sector Development Policy.

Legal and Policy Framework for Health Information and Health Data Reporting

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

Unknown

 

 

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

Available (Partially) 

 http://bit.ly/2xkNLHe

Standard Operating Procedures for Health Information

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

Unknown

 

 

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

Available (2012), but not available online

 

2012 National Health Accounts
presentation of findings available at http://bit.ly/2wMEpj3.

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

Unknown

 

 

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

Not current (2009)

http://bit.ly/2w0OEjk

Assessment of Medicines Procurement and Supply Management in the Public Health Sector

29. e-health strategy

Available (2010)

http://bit.ly/2vGnJhi

National eHealth Strategy 

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Not current (2015

Timeliness – 90% and completeness - 88%

http://bit.ly/2x6sBNc

Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin Week 38 of 2015.