Uganda: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this section of the website for the 30 HIS indicators. As of February 2018, we had located the following indicators for Uganda. 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 (2015–2020)

Health Sector Development Plan 2015/16–2019/20

Found on country MOH website.

2. Health sector M&E plan

Not current (2010/11–2014/15)   

Monitoring and Evaluation for Health Sector Strategic & Investment Plan 2010/11–2014/15

3. HIS policy




4. HIS Strategic Plan

Not current (2009/10–2013/14)

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

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Yes (2015–2020)

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

6. National HIS coordinating body

Established, activity unknown

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

7. Country has master facility list


No master facility list was found online, but 2012 health facility inventory report found a Health Facilities Report from July 2012.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2007)

Assessment of the Health Information System in Uganda

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2014)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

DHS (2011)

LSMS (2011)

2016 DHS 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.


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)

Current (2016)

Annual Health Sector Performance Report Financial Year 2015/2016



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

Yes, updated and has recent health reports


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

Yes (2015)

Data Quality Assessment (DQA) for the

Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS)

Report: Uganda

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted (2008)


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 = 82; Official government estimate = 90

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








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

Available (partially)

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

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 (2012–2014)

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




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

Available (2017)

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 (2012)

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

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

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

Week 11:

All Bulletins:

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