National HIS Coordinating Body/Committee

An interagency body or steering committee to oversee the implementation of the national HIS strategy. This body should include representatives from the ministry of health, national statistics office, academia, telecommunications, local government and the private health care sector. This committee can provide technical advisory role for health and social welfare data management in close collaboration with other strategic partners.

Below are the national HIS coordinating body/committee 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 page.

Country

National HIS coordinating body

Status

Afghanistan 

 

Established and active

Bangladesh 

 

Not established

Burundi

 

Established, activity unknown

Botswana

 

Not available

Cameroon

 

Don’t know

Cote d’Ivoire

 

Established and active

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

 

Established (not active)

(Not available online)

Dominican Republic

 

Established, activity unknown

Ethiopia

National Health Information System Road Map 2005–2012 E.C. (2012/13–2019/20 G.C.)  

Established, activity unknown

Ghana

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

Established, activity unknown

Guatemala               

 

Not available

Guinea

 

Don’t know

Guyana

 

Not available

Haiti 

 

Don’t know

India 

 

Don’t know

Indonesia

 

Don’t know

Kenya

Health Sector Strategic Plan for Health Information System 2009–2014

Established, activity unknown

Lesotho

 

Established and not active

Liberia 

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

Established, activity unknown

Madagascar 

 

Not available

Malawi 

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

Established, and active

Mali 

 

Established

There are two formal coordinating bodies: Groupe thématique d'Appui à la Statistique – includes partners and representatives from national statistics; and DHIS2 implementation steering committee – this committee oversees DHIS2 implementation activities including data quality and use efforts.

Mozambique

http://sis-ma.in/ 

 

Don’t know

A National HIS coordinating body is unavailable, but a joint team comprised of: MOASIS, JEMBI, MOH, Critical Software and Eduardo Mondiane University that will implement 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)

Five-year strategic plan (2011–2015) Health Information System

Established, activity unknown

Namibia

 

Established and active

Nepal

Health Sector Information System: National Strategy

Established, activity unknown

Nigeria

 

Established, and active

The National HIS Coordinating body was inaugurated in January 2017 called the “Health Data Governance Council”

Pakistan, Balochistan

 

Not available

Pakistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 

Not available

Pakistan, Punjab

 

Not available

Pakistan, Sindh

 

Not available

Rwanda

 

No – Rwanda has an eHealth technical working group that meets infrequently. 

Senegal

 

Don’t know

South Africa 

 

Established, activity unknown

South Sudan

 

Don’t know

Swaziland

National Health Sector Strategic Plan 2008–2013

Established, activity unknown

Tanzania 

Tanzania National eHealth Strategy 2013–2018

Established, activity unknown (not available online)

Tanzania, Zanzibar

HIS Assessment in Zanzibar 2009

Established, activity unknown

Uganda 

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

Established, activity unknown

Ukraine

 

Established and not active

Yemen 

 

Not available

Zambia

 

Don’t know

Zimbabwe

 

Established and is active

 

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