Senegal: 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 for Senegal. 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 (2009–2018)

Plan National de Développement Sanitaire PNDS 2009–2018

2. Health sector M&E plan

Current (2009–2019)

Plan de Suivi et d'Evaluation du PNDS 2009–2019

3. HIS policy




4. HIS strategic plan

Current (2012–2016)

Plan Stratégique du Système d'Information Sanitaire du Sénégal 2012–2016

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2019)

Indicators can be found inside the current M&E health sector plan on page 19-26 on a table named “Definition des indicateurs d’impact du PNDS.”

6. National HIS coordinating body




7. Country has master facility list



Link found for facility assessment:

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2007)

Rapport d’Évaluation du Système d’Information Sanitaire du Sénégal

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2013)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS5 (2015-2016)

DHS (2015)

Data and reports can be found on the links provided.

DHS 2016 is ongoing

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

35.5% live births and 10.1% deaths. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

Both data collected in 2013 (link).

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

Yes, sub-nationally

DHIS 2 is in pilot stage.

13. Country has national statistics office



14. National health statistics report (annual)




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

Yes, updated



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




17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted (2013)


18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information




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




20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 93; Official government estimate = 93

See page 10, Senegal, 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




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

Not available (link)

According the financial profile of health, the last National Health Account was completed in 2005.  

Recent reports from the Ministry of Finance and Planning indicate that the process used for the national health accounts will be revamped to be in line with the UN System of Health Accounts (2015).

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

Not available

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

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Not current (2016) 

Completeness: 92.8%; Timeliness: 85.7%

Can be found on page 2 of the Surveillance Integree des Maladies et Riposte (SIMR): Bulletin Epidémiologique Hebdomadaire Semaine 31 du 01/08/2016 au 07/08/2016 – ANNEE 2016