Ghana: HIS Indicators

Ghana

As of May 2018, we had located 28 of the 30 indicators for Ghana. 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)

Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

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

Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information †

Country has website for health statistics with latest data available

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

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

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

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 ††

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**          Outdated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 last update 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

Not current (2014–2017)

http://bit.ly/2eXPqrL

Health Sector Medium Term Development Plan (2014–2017)

2. Health sector M&E plan

Not current (2010–2013)

http://bit.ly/2biYNjA

Monitoring and Evaluation Plan: Ghana Health Service (2010–2013)

3. HIS policy

Not current (2005)

http://bit.ly/2wA4fdl

Ghana Ministry of Health: Health Sector ICT Policy and Strategy (July 2005)

4. HIS strategic plan

Not current (2007–2011)

http://bit.ly/2aOh7Sh

Health Information Management Strategic Plan 2007 to 2011 Draft

All HMN tools and reports can be downloaded from this site.

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes, but not current (2014–2017)

http://bit.ly/2eXPqrL 

Indicators found on pages 46-49 of current National Health Strategy Plan.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

http://bit.ly/2wA4fdl

 

 It is unknown if Ghana has an active HIS coordinating body, but the timeline for establishing one was scheduled for July–October 2005 in the 2005 HIS policy (page 32).

7. Country has master facility list

Available

In-country contact

See page 12 of “DHIS2 in the context of the Ghana Health Information Exchange (Ghana HIE)”. The DHIS2 has the most complete and up-to-date data registration of all facility. However, it doesn’t serve as the master facility registry.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2006)

http://bit.ly/2vGLZ3a   

Ghana Health Information System: National Level Review and Assessment Report

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2010)

http://bit.ly/2biOJXD

 

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS4 (2011) and DHS (2014)

http://mics.unicef.org
/surveys

 

http://bit.ly/2bb3C17

 

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete – live births and deaths estimated less than 90% complete

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

 

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

Yes, nationally

 

https://www.dhis2.org
/deployments

 

13. Country has national statistics office

Yes

http://www.statsghana.
gov.gh

 

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2016)

https://bit.ly/2I2VlJs

In-country contact

Ghana Health Service: 2016 Annual ReportThis report was published in 2017.

Draft of 2017 Report is currently in progress.

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

Yes, updated but has recent health report

http://www.moh.gov.gh

 

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

Current (2017)

In-country contact

 

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted

http://bit.ly/2aZIEO0

Country is not listed.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Available, but percentages unknown (2017)

In-country contact

 

19. Proportion (facility, District, National) offices using data for setting targets and monitoring

Unknown

 

 

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 89; Official government estimate = 89

http://bit.ly/2b9dw20

 

See page 8 of 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 (2016) – nationally

https://bit.ly/2I2VlJs

Institutional deliveries unavailable by district but nationally and regionally only on page 83 of Ghana Health Service 2016 Annual ReportThe annual report is the most recent and was published in 2017.

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

Available (Partially)

http://bit.ly/2ezmaH0

http://bit.ly/2gH93rv

 

Can be found on page 29 of the Private Health Sector Development Policy

Legal and Policy Framework for Health Information and Health Data Reporting

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

Available, but not online (2017)

In-country contact

2017 Ghana Health Service Standard Operating Procedures on Health information

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

Available (Partially) 

http://bit.ly/2xkNLHe  

In-country contact

Standard Operating Procedures for Health Information

Guideline for Conducting Facility and District Data Verification with Data Analysis and Interpretations (not available online)

25.RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

Available

In-country contact

2017 Ghana Health Service Standard Operating Procedures on Health information

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

Available (2012) – not available online

 

2012 National Health Accounts
Presentation of findings available at http://bit.ly/2wMEpj3.

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

Available, but last update unknown

In-country contact

The database iHRIS exists

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

Not current (2009)

http://bit.ly/2w0OEjk

Assessment of Medicines Procurement and Supply Management in the Public Health Sector

29. e-health strategy

Available (2010)

https://bit.ly/2q7wEnm

https://bit.ly/2Hwj1sJ

National eHealth Strategy

Ghana Health Service Enterprise Architecture (The eHealth Architecture), 2009

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Current (2018)

Timeliness – 95.1% and completeness – 97.7%

https://bit.ly/2EiFF17

See page 4 of Ghana Weekly Epidemiological Report Week 09 of 2018

All the reports can be downloaded from the Ghana Weekly Epidemiological Report Website