MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 HIS indicators. As of June 2016, we had located the following indicators for Malawi. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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1. National health strategy

Current (2011–2016)

Malawi Health Sector Strategic Plan 2011–2016

2. Health sector M&E plan




3. HIS policy

Not current (2003)

Malawi Health Information System: National Policy and Strategy (August 2003)

4. HIS strategic plan

Not current (2003)

Malawi Health Information System: National Policy and Strategy (August 2003)

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2011–2016)

Found on pages 14–15 of current National Health Strategic plan (2011–2016).

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

It is unknown if Malawi has an active HIS coordinating body, but the establishment of one was part of the 2003 HIS policy and strategy (Page 9, section 3.1).

7. Country has master facility list




8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2009)

Health Information Systems Assessment Report

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2008)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS5 (2013–2014) and DHS (2015–2016)

Data and reports can be found using the links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete –37.9% for live births and 10.0% for deaths


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

Yes, adoption by programs or partial national roll out


13. Country has national statistics office



14. National health statistics report (annual)





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

Yes, not updated and 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

Conducted – diagnostic tool applied (2010)


18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information




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




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 85; Official government estimate = 85

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