Myanmar/Burma: HIS Indicators

MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for the 30 indicators. As of February 2018, MEASURE Evaluation had located the following indicators for Myanmar/Burma. 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 (2017– 2021)

Myanmar National Health Plan (2017-2021)

2. Health Sector M&E plan

Not available

In-country contact

There are separate M&E plans for different health programs

3. HIS policy

Not available  

In-country contact

Development in progress

4. HIS Strategic Plan

Current (2017–2021)  

Strategic Action Plan for Strategic Health Information 2017-2021

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2012)

Indicators tables can be found inside the expired Health Statistic Report.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

Can be found inside the expired HIS strategic plan on page 24.

On page 8, under “Brief History of Health Information System in Myanmar,” there is additional proof that the HIS coordinating body has been established.

7. Country has master facility list

Available (partially)

In-country contact

Not updated for private sector

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2006)  

Myanmar Health Information System: Review and Assessment

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2014)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS3 (2009–10)

DHS (2015–16)

Data and reports can be found on the following links provided (DHS).

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete, live births and deaths estimated less than 90% complete


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

Yes, pilot/early phase for DHIS2

Pilot stage or early phase in roll-out

13. Country has national statistics office




14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not current (2014–2016)

Annual Public Health Statistic 2014-16 is on publication process, but the 2013 document is available.

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

Yes, updated and has recent information online


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

Available (2015)

In-country contact


17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted

Country is not listed at link.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Listed by regions and states (2013)

This can be found on page 12 of the 2013 Annual Public Health Statistics Report.

19. Proportion (Facility, District, National) offices using data for setting targets an




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate= 91; Official government estimate = 91

See page 8 of WHO and UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage: 2016 revision.

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

Listed nationally (2013)

Can be found on page 21 (figure 13: “Percent of delivery by different birth attendants”) of the 2013 Annual Public Health Statistics Report.

22. Existence of policies, laws, and regulations mandating public and private health facilities/ providers to report indicators determined by the national HIS

Not available

In-country contact

There is no law mandating public and private health facilities/ providers to report indicators. Policies development are on process.

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

Available (2012)

Data Dictionary for Health Services Indicators

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


In-country contact

Validation rules have been developed and data is checked on regular basis at each level of health system

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender


In-country contact


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

Available (2013)

National Health Accounts Myanmar (2012-2013)

27. National database with health workers by district and main cadres updated within last 2 years


In-country contact

National database for human resources for health are developed and updated.

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

Available (partially)

In-country contact

Data for supply change management present in some regions and states, but not nationwide.

29. e-health strategy




30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting


Completeness: more than 90%

In-country contact

Diseases under national surveillance are reported to health information division by more than 90% of health facilities.