Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

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MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 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 now 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 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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1. National health strategy

Current (2010–2017)


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Sector Strategy 2010–2017

2. Health sector M&E plan




3. HIS policy

Not available

In-country contact

The “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Sector Strategy 2010–2017” mentions need for M&E but does not present HIS policy, strategy, or plans for the future.

4. HIS strategic plan


Not available

In-country contact

There is no specific strategic plan at the moment. The “Management Information System Framework: Health Sector of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” developed by USAID in August 2014, provides a plan for making HIS dashboards.


Link to “Management Information System Framework: Health Sector of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa”:

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Current (2010–2017)

Found on pages 54–64 of “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Sector Strategy 2010–2017.”

6. National HIS coordinating body

Not available

In-country contact


7. Country has master facility list



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 

MICS5 (2016) and DHS (2012–2013)

MICS5 for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is in the survey design phase (2016). The DHS is for Pakistan as a whole.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete— 23.5% for live births and 6.3% for deaths


This source is not a civil registration; but it is classified as reliable by UN Stats, and it is for Pakistan as a whole.

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


The province uses an electronic system for its district health information system (DHIS) program.

13. Country has national statistics office



The province does not have a separate statistics office. The link is for the national statistics office.

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2014)

District Health Information System: Evidence Based Decision Making: An Overview of Annual Report 2014

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


In-country contact

DQAs are conducted periodically.

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted (2004)

PRISM assessment was conducted in Pakistan as a whole.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Almost 100%


Almost 100% of the public sector facilities re report on the monthly online DHIS.

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


In-country contact

Target setting is a part of the DHIS, but this is not monitored.

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

Current (2015)—by district


A report was found on the MOH site with information on health statistics. Institutional deliveries are available by district and aggregated by types of hospitals on page 19 of “District Health Information System: Evidence Based Decision Making: 3rd Quarter Report 2015.”