Pakistan (Balochistan): HIS Indicators

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MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 30 HIS indicators. Pakistan has gone through devolution of its services-related public sectors, including the health sector, with the 18th amendment to its constitution effective June 28, 2011. The Federal Ministry of Health (MoH) has been dissolved and the overall responsibility for health services policy direction and planning has been devolved to the provinces. Government responsibility for health aid coordination is now under the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination.

As of February 2018, MEASURE Evaluation had located the following indicators for Balochistan, Pakistan. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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1. National health strategy

Current (2013–2018)

In-country contact

Balochistan Health Sector Strategy (2013–2018)

2. Health sector M&E plan




3. HIS policy

Not available

In-country contact

The National Health Strategy plan mentions the need for HIS, and plans for future implementation.

4. HIS strategic plan


Not available

In-country contact


5. Country has set of core health indicators




6. National HIS coordinating body

Not available

In-country contact



7. Country has master facility list

Available but not online

In-country contact

The MFL of public sector facilities is available. Data is reported through the DHIS from all primary and secondary care facilities. District head quarter hospitals (DHQHs) also report through the DHIS. Currently, tertiary level facilities are not part of the DHIS.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Not completed


9. Population census within the last 10 years

No (1998)

Census conducted in Pakistan as a whole.

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS4 (2010) and DHS (2012–2013)

MICS4 for Balochistan province was conducted in 2010. DHS is for Pakistan as a whole.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

23.5% live births and 6.3% deaths. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

Vital registration information is for Pakistan as a whole.

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

Yes, nationally


Country is not listed on DHIS 2 link provided, but we located a link to Pakistan DHIS dashboards.

13. Country has national statistics office


Found national statistics office for both Pakistan as a whole and Balochistan.

14. National health statistics report (annual)




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

Yes, undated and has no health report.



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


In-country contact

DQAs are conducted during supervisory visits, using LQAS and other techniques.

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted (2004)

PRISM assessment conducted in Pakistan as a whole.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Almost 100%

In-country contact

Yes, almost 100% of the public sector facilities are reporting on the monthly online DHIS.

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

Not available

In-country contact

Target setting is currently not being done.

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 61; Official government estimate = 83   


See page 12 for measles coverage information is for Pakistan as a whole.

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

Yes, by districts

In-country contact

Yes, this is available by districts through online DHIS and maternal, nutrition, and child health dashboards. They are also published in the yearly performance reports of the DOH.

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 (2013 – 2014)

Pakistan National Health Accounts 2013 – 2014(contains health account for Balochistan)

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

Not current (2012)

Can be found on pages 21-42 of the Health Facility Assessment – Balochistan Provincial Report

29. e-health strategy

Not available

Can be found indicated on page 1 section 1 of the WHO eHealth country profile for Pakistan

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting


Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, Week 48 (23-29 November)

Page 4 gives information on how many health facilities in the district reported but does not indicate the percentage completeness.