Zanzibar.pngMEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 HIS indicators. As of June 2016, 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:

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1. National health strategy

Not current (2006–2011)

Zanzibar Health Sector Reform Strategic Plan II 2006/07 – 2010/11

2. Health sector M&E plan




3. HIS policy




4. HIS strategic plan




5. Country has set of core health indicators

Not current (2006–2011)

Found on pages 58–60 in expired national health strategy plan (2006–2011).

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

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





8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2009)

HIS Assessment in Zanzibar 2009

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2012)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS1 (1996) and DHS (2015–2016)

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

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)



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

Yes, nationally


13. Country has national statistics office



14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not current (2008)

Health Management Information System Unit Health Information Bulletin 2008

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


MOH site is currently experiencing internal server error.

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





17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted


18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information




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




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF




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