MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 HIS indicators. As of January 2017, 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. There is a national health policy for 2016 currently in draft form.

2. Health sector M&E plan

Not current (2012)

In-country contact

Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the Health Sector

3. HIS policy

Not current (2014)

Nigeria Health Information System Policy (2014)

4. HIS strategic plan

Current (2014–2018)

In-country contact

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 Strategic Health Development Plan: 2010–2015” on pages 92–99.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

Document provided by in-country contact


It is unknown if Nigeria has an active HIS coordinating body, but the establishment of one was part of the “National Health ICT Strategic Framework 2015–2020” (page 21).

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 DHIS2 (page 11 of 25).

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Not completed



9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2006)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS4 (2011)

DHS (2013)

Data and reports can be found in the links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Unknown—information unavailable


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, updated and has recent health data


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 = 54%; Official government estimate = 71%


See page 11 of “Nigeria: WHO and UNICEF Estimates of Immunization Coverage: 2015 Revision.”

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