Tanzania: HIS Indicators

Tanzania

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 Tanzania. Indicator definitions can be found here: http://www.measureevaluation.org/his-strengthening-resource-center/health-information-systems-his-country-profile-indicators.

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. 

 Indicators

Status

Source

Title/Notes

1. National health strategy

Current (2015–2020)

http://bit.ly/2eCaDH4

Tanzania Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP IV) July 2015 – June 2020

2. Health sector M&E plan

Current (2015–2020) – but not available online

In-country contact

Tanzania Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP IV) July 2015 – June 2020: Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy (M&E Strengthening – 5 year Strategy).

3. HIS policy

Not available

In-country contact

 

4. HIS strategic plan

 

Current (2015–2020) – but not available online

 In-country contact

M&E Strengthening – 5 Year Strategy 2015-2020 (A Tanzanian Platform for Health Information and Accountability) has been available since 28 April 2016.

 

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Current (2015–2020)

http://bit.ly/2eCaDH4

Tanzania Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP IV) July 2015 – June 2020

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

http://bit.ly/2w2LvzE

Tanzania National eHealth Strategy 2013–2018

7. Country has master facility list

Current (2016)

http://hfrportal.ehealth.go.tz  

Health Facility Registry Web Portal

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2007)

http://bit.ly/2vIekWL

 

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2012)

http://bit.ly/2gup3wX

 

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS1 (1996) and DHS (2015-2016)

http://mics.unicef.org/surveys

http://bit.ly/2gDfLLF

The 2015–16 DHS is ongoing.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Unknown

http://bit.ly/2ezvzyi

 

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

Yes, national deployment of DHIS2

http://bit.ly/2b97LRT

 

 

13. Country has national statistics office

Yes

http://www.nbs.go.tz

 

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not current (2014–2015) – not available online

In-country contact

The 2015/2016 Annual Health Sector Performance Profile is in the final stages and has not been published yet.

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

Yes, updated and data available in HMIS portal  

http://moh.go.tz

 

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

Yes (2016), within most recent health sector strategy but not available online

In-country contact

Programs such as HIV have conducted two rounds of DQAs this year.

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted

http://bit.ly/2eJlTSp

Country is not listed.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Not current (2014–2015), not available online

In-country contact

Annual Health Sector Performance Profile 2014/15

The 2015/2016 Annual Health Sector Performance Profile is in the final stages and has not been published yet.

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

Annually

In-country contact

Data is used for planning at all levels. Comprehensive Council Health Plans available for all councils.

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 90; Official government estimate = 90

http://bit.ly/2gIOfQy

See page 7 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

Not current (2014–2015), by national – not available online

 

Annual Health Sector Performance Profile 2014/15

The 2015/2016 Annual Health Sector Performance Profile is in the final stages and has not been published yet

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

Available

 

In-country contact

 

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

Available

 

http://bit.ly/2x8ff38

National Guidelines for Health Data Quality Assessment - 2016

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

Yes

 

In-country contact

 

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

Not available (2010)

 

 http://bit.ly/2yje4tV

Tanzania National Health Accounts Year 2010 with Sub-Accounts for HIV and AIDS, Malaria, Reproductive, and Child Health

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

Available

 

In-country contact

Human Resource for Health Information System (HRHIS) database

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

Available (but not current for commodities)

http://bit.ly/2f00Qek

http://bit.ly/2hlnqC8

Available on pages 97-101 of the Annual Health Sector Performance Profile 2014/2015 (not current).

Tracer Medicine Indicators (Program Indicators): MOH Tanzania HMIS Web Portal – 2016 (most up-to-date but only available for tracer medicines)

29. e-health strategy

Available (2013 – 2018)

http://bit.ly/2w2LvzE

Tanzania National eHealth Strategy July 3, 2013 to June, 2018

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Current (March 2017)

Completeness: 75%
Timeliness: 64.3%

http://bit.ly/2j05UUz

Monthly Epidemiological Bulletin: March 2017

Percentages reported are for health facility reporting by regions.