The Government of Pakistan (GoP) developed Health Management Information System (HMIS) in 1992 with the support of USAID, however, after the devolution in 2001, GoP felt need of revamping the centralized information system covering only first-level health facilities.
Based on the request from GoP, JICA implemented the Study on Improvement of Management Information Systems in Health Sector (2004-2007). Through the study, a new health system called DHIS was developed and National Action Plan (NAP) for the nationwide prevalence of DHIS was approved at the Steering Committee.
For the purpose of timely implementation of NAP through the capacity development of NHIRC, GoP asked the Government of Japan for technical cooperation.
Routine operation and budget planning are practiced in an evidence-based manner, through newly introduced DHIS, at the selected districts.
|Exchange of Notes signed on||April 25, 2009|
|Term||July 15, 2009 to July 14, 2012 (3 years)|
|Total Amount of Aid||Around 370 Million Yen|
|Project Location||Entire Pakistan|
|Executing Agency||National Health Information Research Center (NHIRC), Ministry of Health (MoH)|
This project aims to achieve the following outputs:
This project mainly consists of the following activities:
After revising the DHIS software, which was originally developed by JICA in 2009, it will be installed in the computers in the selected districts. Then, software maintenance works will be done by a local sub-consultant.
The following trainings will be conducted at the expense of Japanese side.
Trainings for DHOs will be implemented by Provincial Master Trainers, who will be trained in trainings for PHDs.
After the above trainings, the project will keep monitoring PHDs and DHOs in order to achieve the goals that DHOs submits the DHIS monthly report to PHDs in a timely manner and the list of identified items for the evidence-based resource reallocation and budgeting is available at PHDs and DHOs.