Swaziland: HIS Indicators

Swaziland

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 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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Indicators

Status

Source

Title/Notes

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

Undated

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

http://bit.ly/2eI0uMN

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

Yes

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)

http://bit.ly/2w3RAM8

Swaziland Health Information System: Review and Assessment

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2007)

http://bit.ly/2gup3wX

 

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS5 (2014) and DHS (2006–2007)

http://mics.unicef.org/surveys

http://bit.ly/2iYJN0G

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. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

http://bit.ly/2ezvzyi

 

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

No

 

 

13. Country has national statistics office

Yes

http://www.swazistats.org.sz

 

 

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

http://bit.ly/2xM81Pj

 

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

http://bit.ly/2eJlTSp

Country not listed.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

95%

In-country contact

 

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

Unknown

 

 

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

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

http://bit.ly/2xLza4X

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

Unknown

 

 

23. Availability of standards/guidelines for RHIS data collection, reporting, and analysis

Unknown

In-country contact

 

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

Unknown

In-country contact

 

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

Unknown

In-country contact

 

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

Not current (2006)

http://bit.ly/2wE3jD9

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

Unknown

 

 

29. e-health strategy

Available

In-country contact

Completed and disseminated by HMIS in 2017

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Not available

 http://bit.ly/2ffYg3F

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