The Democratic Republic of the Congo: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for the 30 indicators. As of February 2018, 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)

Plan National de Development 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

Not completed


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 (2013–14)

Data and reports can be found on the following links provided (DHS).

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)


In-country contact said the HMIS division plans to complete this activity by 2018 with Global Fund (GF) support. (UN link)

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

Yes, sub-nationally

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)

Not current


In-country contact

Not available online

Data validation meeting was held in July. The annual report will be published in August, but you can get all statistic from DHIS 2 (

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


In-country contact

100% for those using DHIS 2.

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

Available, but proportion is unknown

In-country contact

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

MEASURE Evaluation currently supports nine provinces to improve data use with President’s Malaria Initiative funding. Otherwise, with GF, others provinces have been trained progressively by data use.


20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate= 77; Official government estimate= 89

See page 10 of WHO and UNICEF estimate of immunization coverage: 2016 revision

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


In-country contact

516 health zones and 16,900 health facilities

22. Existence of policies, laws, and regulations mandating public and private health facilities/ providers to report indicators determined by the national HIS


In-country contact

HMIS policies developed and shared with all health zones

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


In-country contact

HMIS policies developed and shared with all health zones

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



In-country contact

The completeness and timeliness are verified directly by DHIS 2 and the accuracy both by DHIS 2 and RDQA.

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender


In-country contact

Gender is progressively integrated into the HMIS.

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

Available (2014)

Rapport sur les comptes de la santé RDC 2014

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


In-country contact

The DHIS 2 is the current database used by MOH.

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




29. e-health strategy

Available (2014)

Plan de Développement de l'Informatique de la Santé

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Available (2016)

95% completeness

In-country contact