Ghana: HIS Indicators

GhanaMEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 health information system (HIS) indicators. As of June 2016, we had located the following indicators for Ghana. 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 (2012–2017)

Ghana Global Health Initiative Strategy (2012–2017)

2. Health sector M&E plan

Not current (2010–2013)

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

3. HIS policy

Not current (2005)

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

4. HIS strategic plan

Not current


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



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

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown


 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




8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2006)

Ghana Health Information System:

National Level Review and Assessment


9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2010)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS4 (2011) and DHS (2014)


11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

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


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 (2014)

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


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

(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




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

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


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

Not current (2014) – nationally

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.