Burundi: HIS Indicators

Burundi

As of February 2019, we had located 29 of the 30 indicators for Burundi. Please see the table below for more details on each indicator.

 

Indicators 

National health strategy

Health sector M&E plan**

HIS policy

HIS strategic plan**

Country has set of core health indicators**

National HIS coordinating body †††

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**

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

PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

 

Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

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

Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

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

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

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

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

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

e-health strategy

Completeness of disease surveillance reporting †

 

**          Outdated
†            Available but percentage unknown
†††        Available, but activity unknown

The table below presents more information on each indicator. Indicator definitions can be found here: 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. 

Indicators 

Status 

Source 

Title/Notes 

1. National health strategy 

Current (2016–2025) 

http://bit.ly/2k8QAAQ

Politique National de Sanité du Burundi 2016–2025

2. Health sector M&E plan 

Not current (2017)

 http://bit.ly/2b1LaFF

 

Cadre de Suivi et Evaluation du Plan National de Développement Sanitaire 2011–2015The 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)

https://bit.ly/2McVN8O

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

4. HIS strategic plan 

Not current  (2015) 

 http://bit.ly/2blFKnP

 

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

5. Country has set of core health indicators 

Not current (2018)

In-country contact

All indicators are listed and calculated automatically for each health level through DHIS2, the national online software for health data management. The list of core health indicators does exist. Every year, the list of indicators is published with targets in the Health Statistical Yearbook (HSYB). The latest HSYB is under publication. These indicators are also listed and calculated automatically through DHIS2.

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 

Not current (2018)

 In-country contact

A Master Facility List is managed and updated through DHIS2. The MFL is updated by the NHIS directorate based one a written letter from a district when a new health facility is built or is no longer functioning.

8. Conducted HMN assessment 

Yes (2008)

http://bit.ly/2aOh7Sh 

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

9. Population census within the last 10 years 

Yes (2008) 

http://bit.ly/2biOJXD  

 

 

10. Availability of national health surveys  

MICS3 (2005)

DHS (2016-2017)

http://www.childinfo.org
/mics4_surveys.html

http://bit.ly/2b98VNh

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

 http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

 

 

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

https://www.dhis2.org
/deployments

 

 

13. Country has national statistics office 

Yes 

http://www.isteebu.bi/

 

14. National health statistics report (annual) 

Not current (2015)

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

https://www.minisante.bi  

 

 

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

Yes (2016)

In-country contact

A DQA was conducted on malaria indicators in 2016.

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts 

Yes (2013)

http://bit.ly/2kb77Ik

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 

Available (2016)

In-country contact

This information was collected during the 2016 PRISM assessment: National level (86%), Provincial level (56%), District level, (64%) Health facility level (36%).

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF 

WHO/UNICEF estimate= 90%; Official government estimate= 90%

http://bit.ly/2bkhm8T

See page 8 of WHO/UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage: 2017 revision

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

Current (2018)

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

Available

In-country contact

The NHIS has developed a norm and procedure manual. Also, a module dedicated to the HIS at district level has been developed. All these documents need to be updated according to the new evolution of the HMIS tools.

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

Available

In-country contact

The NHIS directorate has developed standard tools (registers and reporting forms). For each there is filling guidelines. A user manual for DHIS2has been also developed.  

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

Not available

In-country contact

There a lack of a manual to guide the process of data quality verification.

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

Available  

In-country contact

The RHIS data collection and reporting tools take into account the gender and age.

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

Not current (2012-2013)

http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs
/PA00KV6V.pdf

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

Available, but not online (2016)  

In-country contact

2016 Report for National Human Resources Mapping

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

Available  

In-country contact

The information on availability of tracer medicines and commodities in public and private health facilities can be obtained through the RHIS (DHIS2).

But Logistic Information Management System is under development and will be linked to DHIS2

29. e-health strategy

Available (2015)

https://bit.ly/2McVN8O

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

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Available, but percentage unknown (2018)

In-country contact

Data on disease surveillance is integrated into DHIS2 and completeness/timeliness can be tracked at any moment.