The Strategic Information Department (SID)
The Ministry has a fully-fledged Strategic Information Department (SID) that has four units namely, HMIS, M&E, Epidemiology and Research. The structure for the department follows the health care delivery structure of three levels, national, regional and facility levels. There are SID offices in all the levels responsible for data management.
- To establish and implement a legislative and policy framework for the optimal provision and use of health information.
- To integrate and expand the data sources and systems to best meet the strategic health information needs of the country; Data sources are currently running parallel hence there is need to integrate.
- To increase timely availability of high quality comprehensive health data from relevant sources;
- To establish processes and structures to promote the effective use of health information in policy making, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.