Lesotho

LesothoMEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 HIS indicators. As of June 2016, we had located the following indicators for Lesotho. 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/2aKfZw3

Health Sector Strategic Plan 2012/13–2016/17

2. Health sector M&E plan

Not current (2008–2011)

http://bit.ly/2b8XthC

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) Health Sector Reforms – 2008/09 – 2010/11 MTEF M&E Work Plan

3. HIS policy

Not current (2003)

http://bit.ly/2b05UeO

Information Communication Technology Policy Guidelines (2003)

4. HIS strategic plan

Not current (2012)

http://bit.ly/2aOyi5U

Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Health Information System Development Strategy and Plan HIS Strategic Plan 2008–2012

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2012–2017)

http://bit.ly/2aKfZw3

Found on pages 51–53 of current National Health Strategy plan (2012–2017).

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

http://bit.ly/2b05UeO

Page 8 (6.3) – It is unknown if Lesotho has an active HIS coordinating body, but the establishment of one was part of the 2003 HIS policy.

7. Country has master facility list

Not current (2003)

http://bit.ly/2b05V2e

 

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2007)

http://bit.ly/2b1WktX

Lesotho Health Information System:

Review and Assessment

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2006)

http://bit.ly/2biOJXD

 

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS2 (2010) & DHS (2014)

http://mics.unicef.org/surveys

http://bit.ly/2aEK04S

Data and reports can be found following the links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Unknown

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

 

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

Yes, nationally

http://bit.ly/2b97LRT

http://bit.ly/2bkG4ao

Country is not listed on DHIS 2 link. We found a link indicating that Lesotho has deployed DHIS 2.

13. Country has national statistics office

Yes

http://www.bos.gov.ls/

 

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not current (2008)

http://bit.ly/2b1Wr8J

Annual Joint Review Report 2007/08 FY

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

Yes, updated and has no recent health report

http://www.health.gov.ls/

 

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

 

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Unknown

 

 

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 = 58

http://bit.ly/2b1Wv8I

Page 9

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

Unknown