Rwanda: HIS Indicators

Rwanda

As of August 2019, we had located 26 of the 30 indicators for Rwanda. Please see the table below for more details on each indicator.

Indicators

National health strategy

Health sector M&E plan**

HIS strategic plan

Country has set of core health indicators

Country has master facility list**

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

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

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**          Outdated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 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.

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Indicators

Status

Source

Title/Notes

1. National health strategy

Current (2018–2024)

http://bit.ly/2VJT0IP

Fourth Health Sector Strategic Plan July 2018 - June 2024

2. Health sector M&E plan

Not current (2014–2018)

hhttp://bit.ly/2UvTIcI

Monitoring & Evaluation Plan for the Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP III) 2014–2018

3. HIS policy

Not available

 

An eHealth Policy is currently under development. It should be finished August 2016. 

4. HIS strategic plan

Yes

 

The HIS strategic plan is a sub-plan of the eHealth strategic plan.

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2018–2024)

http://bit.ly/2VJT0IP

Found on pages 20–30 of the Annexes in current Health Sector Strategic Plan (2018-2024)

6. National HIS coordinating body

No

 

Rwanda has an eHealth technical working group that meets infrequently.

7. Country has master facility list

Current (2018)

http://bit.ly/2SV6i3i

 List of health facilities

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Not completed

http://bit.ly/2vGLZ3a   

 

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2012)

http://bit.ly/2gup3wX

 

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS2 (2000) and DHS (2014–2015)

http://mics.unicef.org
/surveys

http://bit.ly/2x7RpnV

 

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete: Live births and deaths estimated less than 90% complete

http://bit.ly/2ezvzyi

 

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.statistics.gov.rw

 

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not current (2016)

http://bit.ly/2Tx8ti4

Annual Health Statistics Booklet 2016

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

Yes, updated and has recent health report.

http://www.moh.gov.rw
/index.php?id=2

 

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

Yes (2017), but not available online

In-country contact

 

It is conducted every 6 months as part of integrated supportive supervision in all district hospital catchment areas

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted – some PRISM tools

http://bit.ly/2eJlTSp

 

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

96% in 2015

National DHIS 2

 

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

Not available

 

It is assumed that all levels of administration use data from DHIS-2 to monitor health trends.

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

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

http://bit.ly/2eZp3Bz

See page 9 of WHO/UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage: 2018 revision

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

Not current (2016)

97%

http://bit.ly/2Tx8ti4

 See page 35 of Annual Health Statistics Booklet 2016

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

Unknown

 

 

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

Available

In-country contact

Data management SOPs have been disseminated and are on the MOH web site.

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

Yes

http://bit.ly/2Hb7jD4

Rwanda has adapted the MEASURE Evaluation DQA tool and uses it as part of the 6-monthly supervisions.

Data Quality Assessment Procedures Manual 2016

25. RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

Available (Partially)

In-country contact

Only key data are disaggregated by gender (gender-based violence, HIV).

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

Not available (2006)

http://bit.ly/2wCN370

National Health Accounts Rwanda 2006 with HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Reproductive Health Subaccounts

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

Available

In-country contact

 

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

Available

In-country contact

Currently, shifting to using an electronic logistics management system.

29. e-health strategy

Available, but not current (2009 – 2013)

http://bit.ly/2eZdWbI

The National Health Strategic Plan 2009-2013

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Current (2019)

Public Facilities

Completeness: 92.2%

Timeliness: 71.4%

https://bit.ly/2HAJ7bK

Epidemic Surveillance and Response Weekly Report, Week 32 from 5th – 11th August 2019

Disease surveillance weekly reporting for private facilities are reported by the number of facilities who submitted reports. 116 private health facilities submitted the reports, however only 92 of them submitted the reports on time.    .

All the reports can be found here.