Pakistan (Balochistan): HIS Indicators

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MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 health information system (HIS) indicators. Pakistan has gone through devolution of its services-related public sectors, including the health sector, with the 18th amendment to its constitution effective June 28, 2011. The Federal Ministry of Health (MoH) has been dissolved, and the overall responsibility for health services policy direction and planning has been devolved to the provinces. Government responsibility for health aid coordination is now under the Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination.

As of January 2017, MEASURE Evaluation had located the following indicators for Balochistan, Pakistan. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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1. National health strategy

Current (2013–2018)

In-country contact

Balochistan Health Sector Strategy (2013–2018)

2. Health sector M&E plan




3. HIS policy

Not available

In-country contact

The National Health Strategy plan mentions the need for HIS and plans for future implementation.

4. HIS strategic plan

Not available

In-country contact


5. Country has set of core health indicators




6. National HIS coordinating body

Not available

In-country contact


7. Country has master facility list

Available but not online

In-country contact

The MFL of public sector facilities is available. Data is reported through the District Health Information System (DHIS) from all primary and secondary care facilities. District headquarter hospitals also report through the DHIS. Currently, tertiary-level facilities are not part of the DHIS.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Not completed



9. Population census within the last 10 years

No (1998)

Census conducted in Pakistan as a whole

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS4 (2010) and DHS (2012–2013)

MICS4 for Balochistan province was conducted in 2010. DHS is for Pakistan as a whole

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

23.5% of live births and 6.3% of deaths; Source is not civil registration but is considered reliable by UN Stats

Vital registration information is for Pakistan as a whole.

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

Yes, nationally

Balochistan uses an electronic system as part of the DHIS.

13. Country has national statistics office


Found national statistics office for Pakistan

14. National health statistics report (annual)




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

Yes, undated and has no health report


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


In-country contact

DQAs are conducted during supervisory visits, using LQAS and other techniques.

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted (2004)

PRISM assessment conducted in Pakistan as a whole

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Almost 100%

In-country contact

 Almost 100% of the public sector facilities are reporting on the monthly online DHIS.

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

Not available

In-country contact

Target setting is not currently being done.

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 61%; Official government estimate = 75%


See page 11. Measles coverage information is for Pakistan as a whole.

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

Yes, by districts

In-country contact

Information is available by districts online through the DHIS and MNCH dashboards. They are also published in the yearly performance reports of the department of health.