Swaziland: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 30 HIS indicators. As of February 2018, 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 Plan – NHSSP II Monitoring and Evaluation Plan April 2014 – March 2018

3. HIS policy


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 list of MFL. Updates to the MFL occur when HMIS is notified of new facilities in the region.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2007)


Swaziland Health Information System: Review and Assessment

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 (DHS).

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

32.5% live births and 18.0% deaths. Source is not civil registration but 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 (2015), not available online

In-country contact


Swaziland Annual Health Sector Report 2015

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 (2016)

In-country contact

2016 DQA has been conducted. The report was disseminated in July 2017.

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted


Country not listed at link.

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 = 89; Official government estimate = 89


See page 10 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

Current 2016), not available online

In-country contact


2016 SRH Report

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


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


In-country contact


25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender


In-country contact


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

Not current (2006)


According to the Swaziland Strategic Plan 2008-2013 (page 142), a National Health Account was published in 2006. No recent document was found.

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

Available (2016)

In-country contact

2016 WHO Human Resources Assessment completed.

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




29. e-health strategy


In-country contact

Completed and disseminated by HMIS in 2017

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Not available


According to the Epidemiology Department page,no epidemiologic bulletins have been published.