Rwanda: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 health information system (HIS) indicators. As of January 2017, we had located the following indicators for Rwanda. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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1. National health strategy

Current (2012–2018)


Third Health Sector Strategic Plan July 2012–June 2018

2. Health sector M&E plan

Current (2014–2018)


Monitoring & Evaluation Plan For the Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP III) 2014–2018

3. HIS policy

Not available


An eHealth policy is currently under development.

4. HIS strategic plan




The HIS strategic plan is a sub-plan of the eHealth strategic plan.

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2014–2018)

Found on pages 1–9 in current M&E plan (2014–2018).

6. National HIS coordinating body



Rwanda has an eHealth technical working group that meets infrequently.

7. Country has master facility list

Current (2016)


8. Conducted HMN assessment

Not completed


9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2012)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS2 (2000) and DHS (2014–2015)


11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete– live births and deaths estimated less than 90% complete


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

Yes, nationally


Using DHIS-2

13. Country has national statistics office



14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2013–2014)


Health Sector Annual Report July 2013–June 2014

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

Yes, updated and has recent health report


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

Yes (2013), within most recent health sector strategy


Pages 37–38 of annual health report addresses DQA conducted on malaria, HIV, TB, and NCD indicators.

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted—some PRISM tools


18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

96% in 2015

National DHIS 2


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

Not available


It is assumed that all levels of administration use data from DHIS-2 to monitor health trends.

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 97%; Official government estimate = 101%


See page 10.

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


In-country contact

RHMIS routine data 2015