Zambia: HIS Indicators

Zambia

As of February 2019, we had located 20 of the 30 indicators for Zambia. Please see the table below for more details on each indicator.

Indicators

National health strategy

HIS policy

Country has set of core health indicators**

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

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

At least one national health account completed in last 5 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**          Outdated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.

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 (2017–2021)

http://bit.ly/2DBaeUe  

National Health Strategic Plan 2017–2021

2. Health sector M&E plan

Unknown

 

 

3. HIS policy

Unknown

 

 

4. HIS strategic plan

 

Not current (2009–2015)

http://bit.ly/2vGLZ3a

Health Information System Strategic Plan (HISSP) 2009–2015Document can be downloaded by following the link.

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Not current (2015–2016)

 

In-country contact

 

6. National HIS coordinating body

Unknown

 

 

7. Country has master facility list

Not current (2012)

http://www.moh.gov.zm
/docs/facilities.pdf

 

The 2012 List of Health Facilities in Zambia is most current.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2007)

https://bit.ly/2qBU57Q

Assessment of the Health Information System in Zambia

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2010)

http://bit.ly/2gup3wX

 

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS2 (1999) and DHS (2013–2014)

http://mics.unicef.org
/surveys

http://bit.ly/2j0VsMr

The 2018 DHS is ongoing. Data and reports can be found following these links.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

35.4% live births and 13.1% deaths. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

http://bit.ly/2ezvzyi

 

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

Yes, national deployment of DHIS 2

https://www.dhis2.org
/deployments

 

13. Country has national statistics office

Yes

http://www.zamstats.gov.zm

 

 

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not current (2013)

In-country contact

The 2013 Annual Health Statistical Bulletin.

The statistical bulletin for 2016 is being finalized.

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

Yes, updated and has current data

www.moh.gov.zm/

 

 

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

Unknown

 

 

 

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted (2012)

http://bit.ly/2eJlTSp

 

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

100%

In-country contact

All health facilities are represented in the HMIS Information.

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

100%

In-country contact

100% Districts using data for setting priorities.

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 96; Official government estimate = 96

http://bit.ly/2xM2w2Q

See page 7 of WHO and UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage: 2017 revision

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

Unknown

 

 

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

Unknown

 

 

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

Unknown

 

 

25. RHIS data collection forms allow for disaggregation by gender

Unknown

 

 

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

Not available (2002)

 http://bit.ly/2wbMFJH

Zambia National Health Accounts 2002: Main Findings

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

Unknown

 

 

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

Available, but not current (2012)

http://bit.ly/2wCuhfG

Can be found on page 92 of the 2012 Annual Health Statistical Bulletin

29. e-health strategy

Available (2017-2021)

 http://bit.ly/2xuSjdn

eHealth Strategy 2017-2021

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Not current (January 2017)

Completeness: 73%;

 

http://bit.ly/2xLvaBb

Can be found on page 3 of the Weekly Epidemiology Bulletin Week 2: 9-15 January 2017