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 March 2017. 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 

Afghanistan Comprehensive Health Information System Strategic Plan 2009–2013

Not current

Included in HIS Strategic plan

Bangladesh 

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

Not available

Burundi

Plan National de Development de l’Informatique de Santé du Burundi (PNDIS) 2015

Available but not current (not available online)

Botswana

 

Not available

Cameroon

 

Don’t know

Cote 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

 

Available but not current

Ethiopia

 

Don’t know

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

Current (undated but has a figure of the health sector policies with dates on them)

Lesotho

 

Available but not current

An updated HMIS Policy and Standard Operating Procedures were expected at the end of 2014

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 National Health Information System Policy (September 2015)

Available but not current

Mali 

Manuel des procedures du Systeme Local d’Information Sanitaire

Not current

Mozambique

http://sis-ma.in/

Not available

A HIS policy is unavailable, but the Sistema de Informação para Saúde de Monitoria e Avaliação (SIS-MA) project for evaluating the current health information system is mentioned in the link provided.

Myanmar (Burma)

 

Don’t know

Namibia

 

Available, not online

Under development, but first draft is available.

Nepal

 

Don’t know

Nigeria

Nigeria Health Information System Policy 2014

Current

Pakistan, Balochistan

 

Not available

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

 

Not available

Currently under development.

Senegal

 

Don't know

South Africa 

District Health Management Information Systems (DHMIS) Policy 2011

Not current

South Sudan

 

Don't know

Swaziland

 

Undated

Tanzania 

 

Not available

Tanzania, Zanzibar

 

Available

Uganda 

 

Don't know

Ukraine

 

Not available

Yemen 

 

Not available

Zambia

 

Don't know

Zimbabwe

 

Not available

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