Guyana: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 health information system (HIS) indicators. As of January 2017, we had located the following indicators for Guyana. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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1. National health strategy

Current (2013–2020)

Health Vision 2020: A National Health Strategy for Guyana, 2013–2020

2. Health sector M&E plan

Not available

In-country contact

There is an M&E plan only for HIV.

3. HIS policy




4. HIS strategic plan

Not available

In-country contact


5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2010)

Indicators found on pages 27–28 of current national health strategy plan

6. National HIS coordinating body

Not available

In-country contact

Apart from the established management information system (MIS) unit at the MOH, there is a strategic information group that recently formed.

7. Country has master facility list

Yes, undated

On MOH link provided, there are lists of health facilities by regions under “Regional Health Facilities” located on left side column toward top of the page.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Not completed



9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2012)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS5  (2014)

DHS (2009) 

LSMS (1992)


11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Unknown estimate for live births and deaths; estimate is over 90% complete 


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

Yes, nationally


Using DHIS 2

13. Country has national statistics office



14. National health statistics report (annual)

Available, but not current

In-country contact

Ministry of public health’s statistical bulletin

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

Yes, undated and has no recent health report



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

Not available

In-country contact

HIV DQA will be conducted next year; a DQA on TB indicators may be added.

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted

Country is not listed

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Not available

In-country contact

There is no central health information system where all data is housed; each program has its own database.

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




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 99%; Official government estimate = 100%

See page 7.

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