Namibia: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 health information system (HIS) indicators. As of January 2017, MEASURE Evaluation had located the following indicators for Namibia. 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 (2010–2020)

National Health Policy Framework 2010–2020

2. Health sector M&E plan

Available (not online)

In-country contact


3. HIS policy

Available (not online)

In-country contact

Under development, but first draft is available

4. HIS strategic plan


Available (not online)

In-country contact

Under development—the final draft is to be presented to the HIS Technical Working Group (TWG).

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Current (2016) but not online

In-country contact


6. National HIS coordinating body

Established and active

In-country contact

The HIS Technical Working Group (TWG) with subgroups is established and meets monthly.

7. Country has master facility list

Yes (2015)

In-country contact

The MFL is currently under revision.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2005)

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

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2011)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

DHS (2013)

Data and reports can be found at the link provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

29.1% of live births and 10.7% of deaths are registered. Source is not civil registration but is considered reliable by UN Stats.



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

Yes, pilot/early phase rollout of DHIS2


13. Country has national statistics office



14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2015)

In-country contact

2015 HIS Annual Report—the 2016 HIS Annual Report is under development and in the final draft stage.

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

Yes, updated but has no current health data


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


In-country contact


17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted

Country not listed

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information


In-country contact

100% of all state-owned facilities are 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%

See page 6.

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

Current (2015), by districts

In-country contact