Pakistan (Sindh): 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 Sindh, Pakistan. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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1. National health strategy

Current (2012–2020)

Sindh Health Sector Strategy 2012–2020

2. Health sector M&E plan

Current (2012–2020)


There is no separate plan, but there is an M&E framework in the national health sector strategy (pages 84–108).

3. HIS policy

Not available

In-country contact

The HSS mentions the need for information systems, but a dedicated HIS policy is not in place.

4. HIS strategic plan


Not available

In-country contact

There is not a specific strategic plan at the moment. However, the operational plan mentions setting up “performance monitoring dashboards” as one of its key strategic objectives.

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Current (2012–2020)

Found on pages 84–85 of current national health strategy plan (2012–2020)

6. National HIS coordinating body

Not available

In-country contact


The Directorate General Health Services of Sindh is the current coordinating body for the M&E system. Currently, other ministries and departments are not involved in this coordination.

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) program from all primary and secondary care facilities. District headquarter hospitals (DHQHs) 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)

A census was conducted in Pakistan as a whole.

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS5 (2014) and DHS (2012–2013)

MICS5 for Sindh province was conducted in 2014, but MICS1 was conducted in Pakistan as a whole in 1995. 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

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


The country is not listed on the DHIS 2 link provided, but a link to Pakistan DHIS dashboards was located.

13. Country has national statistics office


Found—national statistics office for both Pakistan as a whole and Sindh.

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not available

In-country contact


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

Yes, updated and has no health data


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 was conducted in Pakistan as a whole.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Almost 100% for public sector

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

District-level action plans and target setting for facilities are being developed to use the online M&E dashboard and to track key performance indicators.

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

Yes, available by districts through online DHIS and MNCH dashboards, they are also published in the yearly performance reports of the DOH.