Kenya: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 30 HIS indicators. As of February 2018, MEASURE Evaluation had located the following indicators. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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1. National health strategy

Current (2013–2017)

Kenya Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan (KHSSPI) July 2013–June 2017

2. Health sector M&E plan

Current (2014–2018)

Accelerating Attainment of Universal Health Coverage: Health Sector Monitoring and Evaluation Framework July 2014–June 2018

3. HIS policy

(Undated but has a figure of the health sector policies with dates on them)

Health Sector Health Information System Policy

4. HIS strategic plan

Not current (2009–2014)

Health Sector Strategic Plan for Health Information System 2009–2014

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2014–2018)

Found on pages 21–27 of current M&E plan.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

It is unknown if Kenya has an active HIS coordinating body, but the establishment of one was part of the 2009–2014 HIS strategic plan (page 17).

7. Country has master facility list


Follow link, and click on “Find facilities” located at the top right to search and download health facilities list.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2008)  

Report for the Assessment of the Health Information System of Kenya

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2009)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS5 (2013–2014) and DHS (2014)

DHS link

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Live births and deaths are less than 90% complete


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

Yes, nationally






13. Country has national statistics office




14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not current not online (2013–2014)

In-country contact

The Annual Health Sector Performance Report (AHSPR) 2013/14

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

Yes, updated and has no recent health report



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

Yes not online (2014)

Government of Kenya’s Data Quality Audit Report, August 2014

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Not conducted

Country is not listed at link.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information




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



All counties and sub-counties do annual work planning and performance reviews where data is used, but there is no mechanism to track this.

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 75; Official government estimate = 75

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


In-country contact

Available in DHIS 2

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

Available (partially)

Private Health Sector Policy 2003

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

Available (partially – only available for HIV and CHS)  

Can be found on page 23 of Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for Community Health Services (2014–2018)

Can be found on page 21-36 of National Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (Pillar One)

Monitoring and Evaluation Framework Indicator Manual: HIV/AIDS &STI Control

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)

Kenya National Health Accounts 2012/13

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

Available (2011–2017)

Kenya National e-Health Strategy 2011-2017

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting