The NHMIS formed the backbone for monitoring results achieved from the implementation of the National Strategic Health Development Plan (NSHDP). It provides information on health service delivery and its supporting health system, in a timely and reliable manner. It is equipped to improve data capture, storage, analysis and report generation for health data in Nigeria.
The National Health Management Information System (NHMIS) was first established in 1993. In 2006, multiple vertical reporting tools and systems were harmonised. Following this, key programmatic indicators in the health sector were incorporated into the NHMIS as captured in the NHMIS policy (2006).
There are currently about 8 reporting monthly forms available on the DHIS2 platform and they include:
In the NHMIS Monthly Summary Form (version 2013); the thematic areas for monthly reporting are;