23 Jun 2014

#DHSWorldCup: Cameroon vs. Brazil

Cameroon and Brazil play each other today at the World Cup. Here are some quick stats about the 2 countries. Pool play ends on Thursday, so this is the last comparison infographic we’ll share until we find out more about match-ups in the second stage of the World Cup!

Cameroon vs Brazil

Cameroon vs Brazil

15 Jun 2014

Spotlight on Implementing Agencies: Nigeria

Inuwa Bakari Jalingo & Amaka Loveth

Inuwa Bakari Jalingo & Amaka Loveth

In March 2014, The DHS Program welcomed visitors from Nigeria. This is the third in a series of interviews with visitors to DHS headquarters.


Inuwa Bakari Jalingo (Project Coordinator, Nigeria DHS) and Ezenwa Nwamaka “Amaka” Loveth   (Project Director, 2013 NDHS,  Deputy Director, National Population Commission, Nigeria).

Country of origin:  


2013 Nigeria DHS

2013 Nigeria DHS

When not working, favorite place to visit:

Inuwa: The farm

Amaka: The market

Where would we find you on a Saturday?

Inuwa: In Jalingo at the farm, in Abuja at home or at work.

Amaka: At home.

First time you worked with DHS data:

Inuwa: 1999

Amaka: 2003

What do you miss most about home when you are here?  

Inuwa: I miss my family.

Amaka: I miss my family, the warm weather in my country, and sometimes my favorite dishes.

What is your favorite DHS final report cover?

2008 Nigeria DHS

2008 Nigeria DHS

Inuwa: The 2008 Nigeria DHS. I also like  the Pakistan cover.

Amaka: I like the 2013 Nigeria DHS cover.

Favorite DHS chapter or indicator, and why?

Inuwa: Infant mortality –Children are not supposed to die, rather they should live to their full potentials. I want to see that indicator drop in my country to 1 digit.

2012-13 Pakistan DHS

2012-13 Pakistan DHS

Amaka: Child Health, because of my love for children.

What population or health issue are you most passionate about?  Why?

Inuwa: Maternal/Child Care– I want to see women giving safe births and children survive the first 5 years after birth.

Amaka: Maternal health, because I have lost many relations and some friends due to complications during child birth.

How do you hope the DHS data from your country will be used?  

Inuwa: To re-strategize programs  and projects  and formulate policies that will improve the quality of life and standard of living among Nigerians.

Amaka: to be used by the government to improve programming for a better life for its citizens.

What have you learned from the DHS experience?

Inuwa: I have learned professionalism and specialization, since staff specialized in  specific areas  and views are respected.

Amaka: it has built my capacity generally.

09 Jun 2014

Presenting…The #DHS World Cup! June 12 – July 13

The FIFA World Cup is coming up in just a few days, and The DHS Program has conducted surveys in 9 of the 32 countries participating in the tournament. Follow along right here on the blog or on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest using the hashtag #DHSWorldCup to watch their progress as they compete! You can also keep track of wins, losses, and points scored forDHS countries with this handy bracket. Do you think a DHS country will win?

DHS World Cup Bracket

DHS World Cup Bracket


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Anthropometry measurement (height and weight) is a core component of DHS surveys that is used to generate indicators on nutritional status. The Biomarker Questionnaire now includes questions on clothing and hairstyle interference on measurements for both women and children for improved interpretation.