Zanzibar: HIS Indicators

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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 Zanzibar. Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region within the United Republic of Tanzania, and it maintains its own government and is directly responsible for all non- union affairs, including health services. 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 (2013–2019)

In-country contact

Zanzibar Health Sector Strategic Plan III 2013/14 – 2018/19

2. Health sector M&E plan

Current (2013–2019)

In-country contact

 M&E Framework for HSSP III (2013/14 –2018/19)

3. HIS policy

Available

In-country contact

 

4. HIS strategic plan

Current (2012–2020)

In-country contact

Zanzibar Strategic Plan 2012–2020

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Current (2013–2019)

 

In-country contact

Located inside the current national health strategy plan.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

http://bit.ly/2wEvT7k

Page 5 – It is unknown if Zanzibar has an active HIS coordinating body, but the establishment of one was addressed in “HIS Assessment in Zanzibar 2009.”

7. Country has master facility list

 Not available

 In-country contact

 

 

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2009)

http://bit.ly/2wEvT7k

HIS Assessment in Zanzibar 2009

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2012)

http://bit.ly/2gup3wX

Census was conducted for all of Tanzania.

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS1 (1996) and DHS (2015– 2016)

http://mics.unicef.org/surveys

http://bit.ly/2gDfLLF

No separate surveys were conducted for just Zanzibar, but it is included in the Tanzania surveys.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Birth registration is 96% and death registration 95%

In-country contact

 

 

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

Yes, national deployment of DHIS 2

http://bit.ly/2b97LRT

 

13. Country has national statistics office

Yes

http://www.ocgs.go.tz

 

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not current (2015), not available online

In-country contact

 Annual Health Bulletin

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

No

 

 

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

Yes

In-country contact

 

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

98%

In-country contact

 

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

272 health facilities, 11 district, 8program, 1 MoH ,1 OCGS and 1 vital statistics

In-country contact

 

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

92.6%

In-country contact

 

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

Unknown

 

In-country contact

Available and published annually in annual health bulletin.

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

Yes

In-country contact

 

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

Available (draft)

In-country contact

HMIS guideline – the draft guideline is available. It has not been finalized or printed.

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

Yes

In-country contact

 

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

Unknown

http://bit.ly/2xMd4iC

According to the WHO Country Accountability Framework Monitoring of Resources section (page 3), a national health account has not been done in Zanzibar.

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

Not available

In-country contact

The database is not yet functioning.

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

Available only for public health facilities

In-country contact

 

29. e-health strategy

Not available

http://bit.ly/2xMd4iC

According to the WHO Country Accountability Framework Innovation and eHealth section (page 2), there is no national eHealth strategy.

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Available (2016) 

Completeness: 85.8%

In-country contact