MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 HIS indicators. As of January 2017, we had located the following indicators for Swaziland. Indicator definitions can be found here: http://www.measureevaluation.org/his-strengthening-resource-center/health-information-systems-his-country-profile-indicators

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1. National health strategy

Current (2014–2018)

In-country contact

The Second National Health Sector Strategic Plan— NHSSP II April 2014–March 2018

2. Health sector M&E plan

Current (2014–2018)

In-country contact

The Second National Health Sector Strategic— NHSSP II Monitoring and Evaluation Plan April 2014–March 2018

3. HIS policy

Not current (2008)

In-country contact

Health Management Information Policy November 2008

4. HIS strategic plan

Not current (2010–2014)

In-country contact

Health Information System Strategic Plan 2010–2014

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2016–2018)

In-country contact

Found in current M&E plan (pages 19–21); Also listed in “Ministry of Health Indicator Compendium” (pages 15–19)

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown


The establishment of this committee is mentioned in the national health strategy (page 41), but its activity is unknown.

7. Country has master facility list


In-country contact

The Service Availability Mapping (SAM) database provides the MFL. Updates to the MFL occur when the HMIS is notified of new facilities in the region.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2007)


Swaziland Health Information System: Review and Assessment: January 2007

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2007)



10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS5 (2014) and DHS (2006–2007)



Data and reports can be found on these sites.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

32.5% live births and 18.0% deaths—the source is not civil registration but is considered reliable by UN Stats.



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




13. Country has national statistics office




14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not current (2011)



“Swaziland Annual Health Statistics Report 2011”


Program-specific reports and health reports for each of the four regions can be found in the M&E Swaziland site.

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

DQA conducted, but not within most recent health sector strategy (2012)

In-country contact

Data Quality Audit Report

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted


Country not listed

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information


In-country contact


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




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 78%; Official government estimate = 89%


See page 8.

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

Not current (2011)— national, by facility



Institutional deliveries are unavailable by district but are listed nationally and by facility type on page 38 of “Swaziland Annual Health Statistics Report 2011.” The health report is from 2011, and institutional deliveries information is not current.