Liberia: HIS Indicators

Liberia

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: 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 (2011–2021)

http://bit.ly/2xKmknj

 

National Health and Social Welfare Policy and Plan 2011–2021

2. Health sector M&E plan

Current (2012–2021)

http://bit.ly/2wC4B1n

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

3. HIS policy

Not current (2009)

http://bit.ly/2hoYmqy

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)

http://bit.ly/2aOSRSJ

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

http://bit.ly/2bja3wm

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)

http://bit.ly/2bkBEiv

 

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2007)

http://bit.ly/2aOh7Sh

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

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2008)

http://bit.ly/2biOJXD

 

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS1 (1995) and DHS (2013)

http://mics.unicef.org/surveys

http://bit.ly/2aWh5YM

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

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

 

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

Yes, nationally

http://bit.ly/2b97LRT

 

13. Country has national statistics office

Yes

http://www.lisgis.net

 

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not current (2014)

http://bit.ly/2eFl4gJ

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)

http://moh.gov.lr/

 

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

Unknown

 

 

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted (2012)

http://bit.ly/2aZIEO0

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

http://bit.ly/2eFl4gJ

 

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

Unknown

 

 

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 89; Official government estimate = 80

http://bit.ly/2aWghmO

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

http://bit.ly/2eFl4gJ 

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

Unknown

 

 

23. Availability of standards/guidelines for RHIS data collection, reporting, and analysis

Unknown

 

 

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

Unknown

 

 

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

Unknown

 

 

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

Not available (2010)

http://bit.ly/2w0TRHU

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

Unknown

 

 

28. Annual data on availability of tracer medicines and commodities in public and private health facilities

 Unknown

 

 

29. e-health strategy

 Unknown

 

 

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Current (June 2017)

Health Facility completeness: 83%; Timeliness: 77%

http://bit.ly/2iYln7L

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