Liberia: 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 Liberia. 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 (2011–2021)


National Health and Social Welfare Policy and Plan 2011–2021

2. Health sector M&E plan

Current (2012–2021)

National Monitoring and Evaluation Policy and Strategic Plan for the Health Sector 2012–2021

3. HIS policy

Not current (2009)

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Policy for the National Health Management Information System October 2008 [HMIS Policy 2009]

4. HIS strategic plan

Not available



5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2009)

Found on pages 27-31 of the current M&E plan (2012–2021). The M&E plan is current, but the list of core health indicators was updated in 2009.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

It is unknown if Liberia has an active HIS coordinating body, but the establishment of one was part of the 2009 HIS policy (page 5).

7. Country has master facility list

Not current (2012)


8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2007)

All HMN documents and tools can be downloaded using this link.

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2008)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS1 (1995) and DHS (2013)

Data and reports can be found following the links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

18.2% for live births. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats. No information available 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)

Not current (2014)

Ministry of Health and Republic of Liberia 2014 Annual Report

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

Yes, and has the most recent health report (2014)


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




17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted (2012)

See page 13, Table 1

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

(2014) – 72% for out patient department and 73% for in patient department


In the annual health report, percentage of facilities reporting is listed by out-patient/in-patient department for the country and displayed graphically by counties (pages 10–11). 

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 = 80

See page 7. 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), and only found the national estimate 

Institutional deliveries available by district on page 18 of the annual report. The annual report is from 2014, but 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




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




25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender




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

Not available (2010)

Liberia’s Second-Round National Health Accounts Part 1: Institutional Spending 2009/10

Part 2 of the NHA exercise was planned for FY 2012/13 (not found online).

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




29. e-health strategy




30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Current (June 2017)

Health Facility completeness: 83%; Timeliness: 77%

Liberia IDSR Epidemiology Bulletin: 2017 EPI Week 23 (June 5 – 11, 2017)