During the midterm evaluation, the quantitative assessment of achievements was feasible only by resorting to studies and surveys because of the poor performance of the routine National Health Information System (NHIS). How to timely inform the optimal choice of investments and interventions and substantiate progress of the implementation of the updated HSS and the SWAp mechanism?

An effective and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation is seen as a prerequisite for progress reporting in the achievement of the five objectives of the 2001–15 HSS