Rwanda: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 30 HIS indicators. As of August 2017, we had located the following indicators for Rwanda. Indicator definitions can be found here:

Please check back in this Resource Center as we continue to expand the indicators of HIS strengthening, or click here to provide comments and suggestions.





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. It should be finished August 2016. 

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


13. Country has national statistics office



14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not 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 (2017), but not available online

In-country contact


It is conducted every 6 months as part of integrated supportive supervision in all district hospital catchment areas

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 = 95; Official government estimate = 95

See page 8 of “WHO/UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage: 2016 revision.”

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


RHMIS routine data 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


In-country contact

Data management SOPs have been disseminated and are on the MOH web site.

24.Presence of procedures to verify the quality of data (accuracy, completeness, timeliness) reported


In-country contact

Rwanda has adapted the MEASURE Evaluation DQA tool and uses it as part of the 6-monthly supervisions.

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

Available (partially)

In-country contact

Only key data are disaggregated by gender (gender-based violence, HIV).

26. At least one national health account completed in last 5 years

Not available (2006)

National Health Accounts Rwanda 2006 with HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Reproductive Health Subaccounts

27. National database with health workers by district and main cadres updated within last 2 years


In-country contact


28. Annual data on availability of tracer medicines and commodities in public and private health facilities


In-country contact

Currently, shifting to using an electronic logistics management system.

29. e-health strategy

Available, but not current (2009 – 2013)

The National Health Strategic Plan 2009-2013

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting


In-country contact

Disease surveillance weekly reporting averages around 89% for public facilities.  Private facilities are less compliant (around 20%) but represent only 30% of facilities.