Nigeria: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 30 HIS indicators. As of February 2018, we had located the following indicators for Nigeria. 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

Not current (2010–2015)

National Strategic Health Development Plan 2010–2015

2. Health sector M&E plan




3. HIS policy

Current (2014)    

Nigeria Health Information System Policy 2014

The HIS Policy of 2014 is current. This is because it is not set to expire.

4. HIS strategic plan

Current (2014–2018)

National Health Information System Strategic Plan 2014–2018

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2010–2015)

Indicators can be found inside the expired National Health Strategy on page 92–99.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established and active

In-country contact

The national HIS Coordinating body was inaugurated in January 2017 and is called the “Health Data Governance Council.”

7. Country has master facility list


Document provided by in-country contact.

It is unknown if Nigeria has a current MFL, but the "National Standard Operating Procedure for the Collection and Management of Integrated Routine Health Data in Nigeria" document mentions that a list of new health facilities is submitted at the beginning of each month to be configured on the DHIS 2 (page 11 of 25).

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Not completed


9. Population census within the last 10 years

No (2006)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS4 (2011)

DHS (2013)

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

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

31% live births and deaths unknown


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

Yes, national deployment of DHIS2


13. Country has national statistics office




14. National health statistics report (annual)




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

Yes, undated 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

Not conducted


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 = 51; Official government estimate = 43

Nigeria: 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




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 (2003 – 2005)

National Health Accounts of Nigeria, 2003-2005 Incorporating Sub-National Health Accounts of States

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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

Current (2015–2020)

National Health ICT Strategic Framework 2015 – 2020 (The document is considered the national e-health strategy)

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Available (July 2017)

Timeliness: 83%

Completenes: 100%

Weekly Epidemiological Report: Week 30