Health Information Systems Policy

Policies that govern national health information systems (HIS) are one indicator of the strength of a country’s HIS. HIS policies outline a deliberate system of principles to guide decisions and achieve HIS outcomes.

Below are the national health information system policies that MEASURE Evaluation located as of September 2016. Data collection is ongoing. Please contact us if you are aware of updated or additional documents that can be added to this table.

Country

HIS Policy

Status

Afghanistan 

 

Don’t know

Bangladesh 

There is no approved HIS Policy in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Not available

Burundi 

Manuel des normes et procédures de gestion du système national d’information sanitaire

Available but not current

Botswana 

 

Don’t know

Cameroon

 

Don’t know

Côte d’Ivoire  

Document de Politique de l’Information Sanitaire en Côte d’Ivoire, 2006

Not current – there is no updated HIS policy document.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

 Health Information System (HIS)

 

In-country person (not available online)

Dominican Republic 

 

Don’t know

Ethiopia

 

Not available

Ghana

Ghana Ministry of Health – Health Sector ICT Policy and Strategy (July 2005)

Available but not current

Guatemala

 

Available but not yet approved by new government.

Guinea

 

Don’t know

Guyana 

 

Don’t know

Haiti 

 

Don’t know

India 

 

Don’t know

Indonesia

 

Don’t know

Kenya

Republic of Kenya Health Sector Health Information System Policy (undated but has a figure of the health sector policies with dates on them)

Current

Lesotho

Information Communication Technology Policy Guidelines (2003)

Available but not current

Liberia 

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Policy for the National Health Management Information System October 2008 [HMIS Policy 2009]

Available but not current

Madagascar 

 

Not available

Malawi 

Malawi Health Information System: National Policy and Strategy (August 2003)

Available but not current

Mali 

 

Not available

Mozambique

 

Don't know

Myanmar/Burma

 

Don’t know

Namibia

 

Don’t know

Nepal

 

Don’t know

Nigeria

Nigeria Health Information System Policy 2014

Not current

Pakistan (Balochistan)

 

Don’t know

Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) 

 

Not available – The Health Sector Strategy mentions need for M&E, but does not present HIS policy, strategy, or plans for the future.

Pakistan (Punjab)  

 

Not available – a dedicated HIS policy is not in place.

Pakistan (Sindh)

 

Not available – The HSS mentions the need for information systems, but a dedicated HIS policy is not in place.

Rwanda

 

Currently under development.

Senegal

 

Don't know

South Africa 

 

Don’t know

South Sudan

 

Don't know

Swaziland

 

Don’t know

Tanzania 

 

Not available

Tanzania, Zanzibar  

 

Don't know

Uganda 

 

Don't know

Ukraine 

 

Don’t know

Yemen 

 

Don't know

Zambia

 

Don't know

Zimbabwe

 

Don’t know

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