Background

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.