Bangladesh: HIS Indicators

Bangladesh

As of October 2018, we had located 22 of the 30 indicators for Bangladesh. Please see the table below for more details on each indicator.

Indicators 

National health strategy

Health sector M&E plan**

HIS strategic plan

Country has set of core health indicators

Country has master facility list

Conducted HMN assessment

Population census within the last 10 years

Availability of national health surveys

Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

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

Country has national statistics office

National health statistics report (annual)**

Country has website for health statistics with latest data available

Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information †

Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

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

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

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

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

RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

At least one national health account completed in last 5 years**

 

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

e-health strategy

 

Completeness of disease surveillance reporting †

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

 

 

**          Outdated
†            Available but percentage unknown

The table below presents more information on each indicator. 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 (2017–2021)

In-country contact

Health Population and Nutrition Sector Program (HPNSP) 2017-2021

2. Health sector M&E plan

Not current (2011–2016)

http://bit.ly/2aJWO5t

 

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Strategy and Action Plan Health, Population & Nutrition Sector Development Program

The M&E approved in the last sector program is continuing. A new M&E plan would be prepared under the current sector plan.

3. HIS policy

Not available

In-country contact

There is no approved health information system policy in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

4. HIS strategic plan

Not current (2016)

https://bit.ly/2Khwrpv 

Health Information System (HIS) & eHealth 2011–2016

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Current         (2017–2021)

In-country contact

 

Core indicators are included in the current sector program

6. National HIS coordinating body

Not established

In-country contact

 

7. Country has master facility list

Current (2016)

http://app.dghs.gov.bd
/orgregistry/report_org_list.php

http://facilityregistry.dghs.gov.bd
/index.php
         

 

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2009)

http://bit.ly/2biPikb  

Health Information System Assessment: Bangladesh Country Report

9. Population census within the last 10 years

 

Yes (2011)

http://unstats.un.org/unsd
/demographic/sources/census
/censusdates.htm

 

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS5 (2012–2013) DHS (2014)

http://mics.unicef.org
/surveys

http://bit.ly/2aEqxRP

Data and reports can be found by following the link provided

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete – live births and deaths are less than 90%

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/
demographic/products/vitstats
/serATab3.pdf

 

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

Yes, national deployment of DHIS2

https://www.dhis2.org
/deployments

 

13. Country has national statistics office

Yes

http://www.bbs.gov.bd

 

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not Current (2015–2016)

http://bit.ly/2xihzS3

A report found on MOH site titled Annual Report 2015-2016.

Report is not in English.

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

Yes, and has recent health report

http://www.mohfw.gov.bd

 

Health statistics information can also be found on the Real Health Information Dashboard

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

Not conducted

In-country contact

 

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted

http://bit.ly/2aZIEO0

 

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Available but percentage unknown

In-country contact

Data is collected from all facilities under the DGHS using DHIS2 platform

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

Not available

In-country contact

 

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 94; Official government estimate = 92

http://bit.ly/2bkjaA6

Can be found on page 10. WHO/UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage: 2017 revision

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

Available by divisions and national, but not current (2014)   
 

http://bit.ly/2dAoH2F

 

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

Available (Partially)

In-country contact

Specific regulatory instrument is not present. However, the DGHS (Directorate of General Health Services) collects selected data from private facilities.

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

Available

In-country contact

Forms and channels for data collection exist.

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

Available (Partially)

In-country contact

Though not in entirety, some checks for data accuracy exist.

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

Yes (Partially)

http://bit.ly/2wxw8mp  

District Health Information Software-2: Recommended forms in DHS-2 for different level organizations in Bangladesh

Not all forms are disaggregated by gender.

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

Not current (2012)

http://bit.ly/2xhZljR   

Bangladesh National Health Accounts 1997 - 2012

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

Available 

https://hrm.dghs.gov.bd
/publish/report/list

(Provided by in-country contact)

Central Human Resource Information System: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Database containing data relating to MOHFW Workforce

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

Available for public health facilities (2018) 

In-country contact

 

Available to a limited extent for public facilities. However, as private sector plays an important role in manufacture and distribution of medicine, availability may not be a big issue for the health market, though the price is.

The data available for public facilities can be found in the MOHFW Supply Chain Management Portal

29. e-health strategy

Available (2012)

http://bit.ly/2wBUV6R

Health Informatics Standards and Data Structure for Bangladesh (draft)

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Available, but unknown percentage

In-country contact

Monthly reports are collected by the DGHS through DHIS2