Bangladesh: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 30 indicators. As of August 2017, we had located the following indicators for Bangladesh. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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. 






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)

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

Current (2016)

In-country contact

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)


8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2009)

Health Information System Assessment: Bangladesh Country Report

9. Population census within the last 10 years


Yes (2011)



10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS5 (2012–2013) DHS (2014)


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%


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

Yes, national deployment of DHIS2


13. Country has national statistics office




14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2015–2016)

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



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


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

Can be found on page 12. WHO/UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage: 2016 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)


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



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


In-country contact

Forms and channels for data collection exist.

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



In-country contact

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

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender



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



Bangladesh National Health Accounts 1997 - 2012

27. National database with health

workers by district and main cadres

updated within last 2 years


(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


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.

29. e-health strategy

Not current


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