Uganda: HIS Indicators

Uganda

As of October 2018, we had located 28 of the 30 indicators for Uganda. 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

National HIS coordinating body

†††

Country has master facility list

Conducted HMN assessment

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

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

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

At least one national health account completed in last 5 years

 

RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

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

e-health strategy

 

Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

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

 

 

**          Outdated
†††        Available, but activity 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.

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.

Indicators

Status

Source

Title/Notes

1. National health strategy

Current (2015–2020)

http://bit.ly/2w2HFqc

Health Sector Development Plan 2015/16–2019/20

Found on country MOH website.

2. Health sector M&E plan

Current (2015/16–2019/20)

http://bit.ly/2zTJxsl

Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for Implementation of the Health Sector Development Plan 2015/16–2019/20

3. HIS policy

Not available

In-country available

 

4. HIS Strategic Plan

Not current (2009/10–2013/14)

http://bit.ly/2w36KRQ

Health Information System Strategic Plan 2009/10–2013/14

Link worked when created but, as of May 2018, it would not work.

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2015–2020)

http://bit.ly/2w2HFqc

Indicators can be found inside the current National Health Strategy Plan on pages 50–51.

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

http://bit.ly/2w36KRQ

Establishment of committee was part of the expired HIS strategy on page 26, Strategy 1.

Link worked when created but, as of May 2018, it would not work.

7. Country has master facility list

Available, but not available online (2017)

In-country contact

National Health Facility Master List 2017

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2007)

http://bit.ly/2vGLZ3a

Assessment of the Health Information System in Uganda

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2014)

http://bit.ly/2gup3wX

Link

10. Availability of national health surveys 

DHS (2016)

LSMS (2011)

http://bit.ly/2iXVOUh

 

http://bit.ly/2biVhp2

MICS is ongoing. Data and reports can be found on the following links (DHS and World Bank).

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete – 13.8% for deaths and unknown for live births.

Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

Link

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.ubos.org

 

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2017)

https://bit.ly/2uCmcGI

Annual Health Sector Performance Report Financial Year 2016/17

 

 

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

Yes, updated and has recent health reports

http://health.go.ug

 

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

Yes (2015)

http://bit.ly/2x7yB8i

Data Quality Assessment (DQA) for the

Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS)

Report: Uganda

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted (2008)

http://bit.ly/2eJlTSp

Link

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Available (2017)

In-country contact

Based on the facilities listed in the National Master Facility List versus those that reported in DHIS2 in June 2016 – July 2017. Over 90% of Public and PNFP facilities; Less than 70% of PFP facilities are represented

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

Available (2015/16)

In-country contact

Annual Health Sector Performance Report Financial Year 2015/2016

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 80; Official government estimate = 83

http://bit.ly/2j0aceI

See page 10 of WHO/UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage: 2017 revision

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

Available but percentage unknown (2017)

In-country contact

Information can be downloaded from the DHIS2 but requires database access.

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

Available (1985)

In-country contact

The Health Information System for Uganda: a guide for health workers; Ministry of Health, 1985

Guidelines established in 1985 requiring health-workers at lower health facility levels to summarize health facility level data and submit data to health sub-districts for entry into HMIS database.

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

Available

 

http://bit.ly/2wE4LVQ

http://bit.ly/2uYnRG3

 

The Quality Improvement Methods: A Manual for Health Workers in Uganda (2015)
The document provides general data collection and reporting guidelines

Health Unit and Community Procedure Manual (2014)

This document defines how data elements are to be collected, data aggregated and also defines the standards that are used in customized reports in the DHS2 database

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

Not available

In-country contact

This is still being drafted, although parts of the draft are being used in queries in DHIS2. Validation rules have been in place for the last five years but are to be written up into an official document.

25. RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

Available (2014)

http://bit.ly/2uYnRG3

 

Health Unit and Community Procedure Manual (2014)

 

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

Available (2012–2014)

http://bit.ly/2iZqzIp

Uganda Health Accounts – National Health Expenditure – Financial Years 2012/13 and 2013/14

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

Available (2018)

http://bit.ly/2O3moXv

Provided by in-country contact

Human Resources for Health Information Systems

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

Available (2017)

 

http://bit.ly/2wCsiIg

http://bit.ly/2f09mdr

Facility Tracer Medicine Stock Status Report (January – February 2017) – bimonthly report

MOH Bimonthly Status Stock Report – Pharmacy Division - 1st February 2017

29. e-health strategy

Available (2017-2021), but not online

In-country contact  

Uganda National eHealth Strategy 2017 - 2021

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

100% of districts reported, 81.1% of health facilities reporting

Week 11:  http://bit.ly/2fH4iLe

All Bulletins:

http://bit.ly/2eC4Cu8

Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin – Week 11 (13th – 19th March, 2017)