South Africa

South Africa

MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this section of the website for 21 HIS indicators. As of June 2016, we had located the following indicators for South Africa. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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1. National health strategy

Current (2015–2020)

Strategic Plan 2015–2020

2. Health sector M&E plan




3. HIS policy




4. HIS strategic plan




5. Country has set of core health indicators




Indicators can be found inside the current national health strategy. Indicators are separated for each health program:

Maternal and child health indicators (page 19)

HIV indicators (page 37–38)

Primary jealth care services indicators (page 42–44)

Hospital, tertiary services, workforce indicators (page 47–48)

Health regulations and compliance management indicators (page 51)

6. National HIS coordinating body




7. Country has master facility list




8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2009)


9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2011)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

DHS (2003) LSMS (1993)

Data and reports can be found on the links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete – live births and deaths less than 90%

Both data were collected in 2014.

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

Yes, sub-nationally


DHIS 2 adoption by programs or partial national roll-out

13. Country has national statistics office



14. National health statistics report (annual)




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

Yes, updated and has recent health reports


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




17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Yes (2006)

OBAT only (2013)



18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information




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




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate= 70; Official government estimate= 91

South Africa: WHO and UNICEF estimate of immunization coverage

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