Zambia: HIS Indicators


MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 30 HIS indicators. As of August 2017, we had located the following indicators for Zambia. 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

Not current (2011–2015)

National Health Strategic Plan 2011–2015

2. Health sector M&E plan




3. HIS policy




4. HIS strategic plan


Not current (2009–2015)

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

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Current (2015–2016)


In-country contact


6. National HIS coordinating body




7. Country has master facility list

Not current (2012)

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

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Completed (2007)

Assessment of the Health Information System in Zambia

9. Population census within the last 10 years

Yes (2010)


10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS2 (1999) and DHS (2013–2014)

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.


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

Yes, national deployment of DHIS 2





13. Country has national statistics office



14. National health statistics report (annual)

Not current (2013)

In-country contact

The 2013 Annual Health Statistical Bulletin

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

Yes, updated and has current data



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





17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts

Conducted (2012)


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 = 99

See page 7.

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 (2002)

Zambia National Health Accounts 2002: Main Findings

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, but not current (2012)

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

29. e-health strategy

Available (2017-2021)

eHealth Strategy 2017-2021

30. Completeness of disease surveillance reporting

Current (January 2017)

Completeness: 73%

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