Ghana: HIS Indicators


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:

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 (2014–2017)

Health Sector Medium Term Development Plan (2014–2017)

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 (2007–2011)

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) 

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

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 – live births and deaths estimated less than 90% complete


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)

Not 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 = 89; Official government estimate = 89

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

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)

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




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

Available (Partially)

Standard Operating Procedures for Health Information

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender




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

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

Not current (2009)

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

29. e-health strategy

Available (2010)

National eHealth Strategy 

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Not current (2015

Timeliness – 90% and completeness - 88%

Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin Week 38 of 2015.