Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa): HIS Indicators

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MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 30 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 February 2018, 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)

Kyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Sector Strategy 2010–2017

2. Health sector M&E plan




3. HIS policy

Not available

In-country contact

The Health Sector Strategy mentions need for M&E, but it 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' developed by USAID in August 2014 provides a plan for making HIS dashboards.

Link to 'Management Information System Framework' at

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Current (2010–2017)

Found on pages 54–64 of the current National Health Strategy Plan (2010–2017)

6. National HIS coordinating body

Not available

In-country contact


7. Country has master facility list

Established and undated


8. Conducted HMN assessment

Not completed  

Country is not listed at link.

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 survey design phase (2016). 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

Source is not 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



Country is not listed on DHIS 2 link provided, but we found Khyber Pakhtunkhwa DHIS link on the MOH site.

13. Country has national statistics office


The province doesn’t have a separate statistics office. Link is for national statistics office.

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not current (2014)

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 conducted in Pakistan as a whole.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Almost 100%


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


In-country contact

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

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 61; Official government estimate = 83


See page 12 for 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 MOH site with information on health statistics. Institutional deliveries are available by district and aggregated by types of hospitals on page 19 of “3rd Quarter Report 2015.”

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

Available (2013–2014)

Pakistan National Health Accounts 2013 – 2014(contains health account for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

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

Not current (2012)

Can be found on pages 22-41 of the Health Facility Assessment – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Report

Second Source is only on essential medicines, and can be found on pages 48-51 of the Independent Monitoring Unit (Health) 1st Quarter Report 2016

29. e-health strategy

Not available

Can be found indicated on page 1 section 1 of the WHO eHealth country profile for Pakistan

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting


Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 48 (23-29 November)

Page 3 gives information on how many health facilities in the district reported but does not indicate the percentage completeness.