Functioning Health Information Systems

Government / Namibia

Government of the Republic of Namibia

Partner organisations:
Multilateral organisations, including United Nations (UN) agencies: UNICEF, WHO
Commitment made: 14 Mar 2022
Related event: 2021 Tokyo N4G Summit
Targeted location (aggregate)

National - Routine nutrition data gets collected monthly through the health system at community, district, regional and national levels.

Verification status Verified Find out more

Commitment description

The Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services commits to have a fully functioning District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) with a clearly defined and comprehensive nutrition services component (nutrition score card) for easy monitoring and utilization of routine nutrition data collected through the health system at community, district, regional and national levels by the end of 2022. Progress will be assessed using the District Health Information System and conducting monthly monitoring and evaluation meetings. NAD 500,000.00 have been secured by the government to cover the associated costs.

Nutrition Action Classification across all goals


  • Financial
  • Operational
  • Leadership and governance
  • Research monitoring and data


  • Food environment
  • Food supply chain
  • Consumer knowledge
  • Nutrition care services


  • Undernutrition
  • Diet
  • Obesity and diet-related NCDs
  • Food and nutrition security

N4G themes covered by goals

  • Food
  • Health
  • Resilience
  • Data
  • Financing

Total funding and costs across all goals

Funders Namibian Government, with substantial support from UNICEF and WHO
Funding mechanism Public
Cost secured Fully funded
Total costs estimated Yes, and the amount publicly disclosed
Currency (NAD) - Namibian dollar
Cost amount 500,000.0
$USD equivalent 30,400.0 (World Bank average exchange rate for 2021)

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