Burundi: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation has compiled the country profiles on this site for 30 HIS indicators. As of August 2017, we had located the following indicators for Burundi. Indicator definitions can be found here: https://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/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. 






1. National health strategy 

Current (2016–2025) 


Politique National de Sanité du Burundi 2016–2025

2. Health sector M&E plan 

Current (2017)


Cadre de Suivi et Evaluation du Plan National de Développement Sanitaire 2011–2017. The Government of Burundi extended the National Health Development Plan to 2017. As such, the M&E plan was also extended from 2015 to 2017.

3. HIS policy 

Current (2015–2020)


Plan National de Développement de l'Informatique de Santé du Burundi (PNDIS) 2015

4. HIS strategic plan 

Not current (2015) 


Plan Stratégique du Système National d’Information Sanitaire 2011–2015.  A new HIS strategic plan is currently under development.

5. Country has set of core health indicators 

Yes, current (2016)

In-country contact

A list of core health indicators exists and is current. Indicators are located in the Health Statistical Yearbook (HSYB). The latest HSYB is currently under publication.

6. National HIS coordinating body 

Established, activity unknown

In-country contact

The National HIS coordinating body is a part of the Planning and M&E Thematic group.

7. Country has master facility list 

Current (2016)

 In-country contact

A Master Facility List is managed and updated through DHIS2.

8. Conducted HMN assessment 

Yes (2008)


All HMN documents and tools can be downloaded using this link.


9. Population census within the last 10 years 

Yes (2008) 



10. Availability of national health surveys  

MICS3 (2005)

DHS (2010)



The 2016 DHS is ongoing. Data and reports can be found following the links provided.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths) 

Live births estimate less than 90% complete, and unknown estimate for deaths



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

Yes, sub-national deployment of DHIS2: adoption by programs or partial national roll-out



13. Country has national statistics office 




14. National health statistics report (annual) 


In-country contact

The 2015 Health Statistical Yearbook is currently under publication.

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

Yes, updated but has no recent health report available online



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

Not current (2013)

In-country contact

A DQA was conducted on malaria indicators in 2013.

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts 

Yes (2013)


Information on PRISM assessment in Burundi can be found on page 5 of the document, "Assessing and Improving RIHS – RHINO – Routine Health Information Network" by following the link.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information 

98% of health facilities, and 90% of clinics

In-country contact

All health facilities are supposed to report in the Routine Health Information System (RHIS), but private clinics are currently not reporting in the RHIS.

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




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF 

WHO/UNICEF estimate= 93%; Official government estimate= 93%


See page 8. WHO/UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage: 2016 revision

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

Current (2015)

Document provided by in-country contact

Institutional deliveries are available by districts and current but are not available online.

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




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




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




25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender




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

Available (2012 – 2013)


Link 2: http://bit.ly/2ezpvWD

Comptes De La Santé au Burundi 2012 - 2013

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




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




29. e-health strategy

Current (2015)


Plan National de Développement de l'Informatique de Santé du Burundi (PNDIS) 2015

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting