Guyana: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 30 HIS indicators. As of August 2017, we had located the following indicators for Guyana. 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 (2013–2020)

Health Vision 2020: A National Health Strategy for Guyana, 2013–2020

2. Health sector M&E plan

Not available

In-country contact

There is an M&E plan only for HIV.

3. HIS policy




4. HIS strategic plan

Not available

In-country contact


5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2020)

Indicators are found on pages 27–28 of current National Health Strategy plan.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Not available

In-country contact

Apart from the established Management Information System (MIS) unit at the MOH, there is a Strategic Information Group that recently formed.

7. Country has master facility list

Yes, undated


On MOH link provided, there are lists of health facilities by regions under “Regional health facilities” located on left side column toward top of the page.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Not completed



9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2012)




10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS5  (2014)

DHS (2009)

LSMS (1992)


11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Unknown estimate for live births and deaths

estimate is over 90% complete.


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

Yes, nationally



Using DHIS 2

13. Country has national statistics office



14. National health statistics report (annual)

Available but not current

In-country contact

Ministry of Public Health's Statistical Bulletin

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

Yes, undated and has no recent health report


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

Not available

In-country contact

HIV DQA will be conducted next year, and a DQA on TB indicator may be added.

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted

Country is not listed.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Not available

In-country contact

There is no central health information system where all data is housed. Each program has its own database.

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




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 99; Official government estimate = 101


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




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




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




30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting