The Ministry of Health developed data collection tools for palliative care that are integrated within the Health Management Information System (HMIS). These data collection tools were developed on realizing that the indicators previously included in the HMIS were insufficient to inform Palliative Care policy formulation, decision making and research.
The tools are:
- The HMIS OPD 008 Unit Palliative Care Register
- HMIS 105c Health Unit Palliative Care Monthly Report.
The role of PCAU is to support the sensitization and training on the developed tools as well as working with the Division of Health Information on to ensure quality of the data collected.