Uganda: HIS Indicators

Uganda

MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this section of the website for the 30 HIS indicators. As of August 2017, we had located the following indicators for Uganda. 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/2w2HFqc

Health Sector Development Plan 2015/16–2019/20

Found on country MOH website.

2. Health sector M&E plan

Not current (2010/11–2014/15)

http://bit.ly/2bp2Vli  

Monitoring and Evaluation for Health Sector Strategic & Investment Plan 2010/11–2014/15

3. HIS policy

Unknown

 

 

4. HIS Strategic Plan

Not current (2009/10–2013/14)

http://bit.ly/2w36KRQ

Health Information System Strategic Plan 2009/10–2013/14

 

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2015–2020)

http://bit.ly/2w2HFqc

Indicators can be found inside the current National Health Strategy plan on pages 50–51.

 

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

http://bit.ly/2w36KRQ

Establishment of committee was part of the expired HIS strategy on page 26, Strategy 1.

7. Country has master facility list

Unknown

http://bit.ly/2wESssA

No master facility list was found online, but 2012 health facility inventory report found a Health Facilities Report from July 2012.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2007)

http://bit.ly/2gDwzC2

Assessment of the Health Information System in Uganda

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2014)

http://bit.ly/2gup3wX

 

10. Availability of national health surveys 

DHS (2011)

LSMS (2011)

http://bit.ly/2iXVOUh

http://bit.ly/2biVhp2

2016 DHS is ongoing. Data and reports can be found on the following links.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete – 13.8% for deaths and unknown for live births.

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

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

 

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

Yes, nationally

http://bit.ly/2b97LRT

 

13. Country has national statistics office

Yes

http://www.ubos.org

 

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2016)

http://bit.ly/2wczLLO

Annual Health Sector Performance Report Financial Year 2015/2016

 

 

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

Yes, updated and has recent health reports

http://health.go.ug

 

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

Yes (2015)

http://bit.ly/2x7yB8i

Data Quality Assessment (DQA) for the

Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS)

Report: Uganda

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted (2008)

http://bit.ly/2eJlTSp

 

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Unknown

 

 

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

Unknown

 

 

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate= 82; Official government estimate= 90

http://bit.ly/2j0aceI

See page 8 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

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 (partially)

http://bit.ly/2wE4LVQ

The Quality Improvement Methods: AManual for Health Workers in Uganda (2015)
The document provides general data collection and reporting guidelines

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

Unknown

 

 

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

Unknown

 

 

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

Available (2012-2014)

http://bit.ly/2iZqzIp

Uganda Health Accounts – National Health Expenditure – Financial Years 2012/13 and 2013/14

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

Unknown

 

 

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

Available (2017)

 

http://bit.ly/2wCsiIg 

http://bit.ly/2f09mdr

Facility Tracer Medicine Stock Status Report (January – February 2017) – bimonthly report

MOH Bimonthly Status Stock Report – Pharmacy Division - 1st February 2017

29. e-health strategy

Available (2012)

 http://bit.ly/2xzGwuA

Can be found indicated on page 1 section 1 of the WHO eHealth country profile for Uganda

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

100% of districts reported, 81.1% of health facilities reporting

Week 11: http://bit.ly/2fH4iLe

All Bulletins: http://bit.ly/2eC4Cu8

Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin – Week 11 (13th – 19th March, 2017)