Geographic Information System(GIS)

GIS has been incepted and in the process of institutionalize in the health system.This is guided by NHSP, periodic Development Plans,Health Sector Information System-National Strategy(HSIS-NS) and information, Communication and Technology Policy of the Government of Nepal.This adoption is also reinforced by e-health,HealthGIS and need for integration of information systems.Health Facility Mapping Survey(HFMS) has been carried out in 57 districts with technical and financial support from WHO and further processing for remaining 18 districts is going on.The completion of this survey is expected to result in geographic feature embedded planning,monitoring and evalution in the health system.