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Theme Communication and Infrastructure
Code IT-1.8.2
Sub-theme Information Technology
Name Health - % of health facilities connected to the internet
Definition Number of hospitals, and health clinics with internet connection (dial-up or broad-band)
Calculation/Formula Number of health facilities with internet connection / Total number of health facilities x 100
Unit of Measure %
Limitations Does not address level or type of use or quality of connection
Purpose/Rationale Health are key sectors for use of ICTs to improve outcomes
Policy Linkages MDG - many development agencies note that MDGs cannot be met without use of ITCs
Preferred Data Sources Ministry of Telecommunications
Alternative_Data Sources Ministry of Health
Primary Data Collection System Survey - SPC contacting national ministries and agencies
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
SPC Responsibility - Data Management EDD
SPC Programme EDD
Numerator Number of health facilities with internet connection
Denominator Total number of health facilities
Factor x100
Unit %