The Democratic Republic of the Congo: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for the 21 health information system (HIS) indicators. As of January  2017, we had located the following indicators for DRC. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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.  





1. National health strategy

Current (2016–2020)

In-country contact

Plan National de Développement Sanitaire 2016–2020

2. Health sector M&E plan

Current (2016–2020), not available online

In-country contact

The M&E plan is part of the Health Sector Strategy.

3. HIS policy

Yes, not available online

In-country contact


4. HIS strategic plan

Current (2014–2017), not available online

In-country contact

HIS Strategic Plan 2014–2017

5. Country has set of core health indicators


In-country contact

Available in national DHIS 2 site:

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established (not active)

In-country contact


7. Country has master facility list


In-country contact

Available in national DHIS 2

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Yes (2015)



9. Population census within the last 10 years

No (1984)


Last census was in 1984.

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS4 (2010) and DHS (2013–2014)

Data and reports can be found in the following links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)




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

Yes, subnationally

DHIS 2 is deployed in some areas of the country, and it will be in the entire country before the end of 2016.

13. Country has national statistics office



14. National health statistics report (annual)


In-country contact

Not available online

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

Yes, but has no data available

The last report available is from 2014.

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


In-country contact

RDQA was conducted in some health zones.

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted (2013)



18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

100% for those facilities using DHIS 2

In-country contact


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


In-country contact

All are expected to, but there is no documentation of this.

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 79%; Official government estimate = 91%

See page 10. WHO and UNICEF estimate of immunization coverage: 2015 revision

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