Zanzibar: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 health information system (HIS) indicators. As of January 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 nonunion affairs, including health services. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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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


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

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)

HIS Assessment in Zanzibar 2009

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2012)

Census was conducted for all of Tanzania

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS1 (1996) and DHS (2010, 2016 is ongoing.)

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, national deployment of DHIS 2


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


The MOH site is currently experiencing an internal server error.

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


In-country contact


17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted

Country not listed

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information


In-country contact


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




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF


In-country contact


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