Category Archives: Capacity Strengthening

Nouveaux Cours en Ligne Disponibles en Français: Introduction au DHS Program et Interprétation des Tendances des Indicateurs du Paludisme

Written by: The DHS Program

15 Dec, 2021

Don’t read French? You can use the translate feature at the top of the page! (English speakers: You may need to set the language to French first, before you can see the English language option.) Le Centre d’Apprentissage du DHS Program offre aux utilisateurs mondiaux de nombreuses ressources en ligne pour appuyer les activités d’enquêtes […]


New Online Course: Essential Statistical Concepts for Understanding DHS Program Data

Written by: The DHS Program

24 Nov, 2021

What is the difference between a percentage and a percent distribution? What about a mean and a median? How do rates and ratios differ? Essential Statistical Concepts for Understanding DHS Program Data is a new open course for anyone who wants to familiarize themselves with the most commonly used statistics found in tables in DHS Program household-based surveys. Available for free with a simple registration on the DHS Program Learning Hub, this self-paced course will give you […]


New Online Course: Essential Reading and Understanding The DHS Program Tables

Written by: The DHS Program

03 Nov, 2021

The DHS Program’s Final Reports include comprehensive survey results. The most important findings are highlighted in the chapter text and figures, though not every finding is discussed or displayed graphically. Therefore, it is important for DHS data users to feel comfortable reading and interpreting the statistical tables included in every Final Report, which can look […]


The DHS Fellows Program Goes Virtual in 2022

Written by: The DHS Program

13 Oct, 2021

The application for the 2022 DHS Fellows Program is now open The DHS Fellows Program builds the long-term institutional capacity of universities in DHS Program countries to train students and faculty to analyze DHS data. Since 2011, the DHS Fellows Program has trained more than 150 researchers from over 40 universities in 25 countries in Africa, Asia, and […]


New Online Course: DHS Dataset Users

Written by: The DHS Program

14 Sep, 2021

The DHS Program has added a new open course to the roster of courses on the Learning Hub available for free with a simple registration. DHS Dataset Users is a course for anyone interested in using DHS data in research and analysis related to demography, public health, economics, sociology, or other social sciences. This course […]


New Online Course: Introduction to the Demographic and Health Surveys

Written by: The DHS Program

16 Dec, 2020

What are the 3 objectives of The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program? How many months does a standard DHS survey take, from design to data dissemination? How many questionnaires are used in a standard DHS survey? Have you ever wondered about the questions above? There is always something new to learn about Demographic and […]


Disseminating DHS Data at the Subnational Level in Nigeria

Written by: The DHS Program

25 Jun, 2020

As health systems and programs are increasingly managed at subnational levels (regions, states, or counties), DHS data are frequently available at smaller geographic units. For instance, the 2018 Nigeria DHS provides estimates at the national level, by urban-rural residence, and for 6 zones and 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). There is an […]


New on the Learning Hub: Interpreting Malaria Trends eLearning Course

Written by: The DHS Program

22 Apr, 2020

In honor of World Malaria Day, The DHS Program introduces a new open-access online course, Interpreting Trends in Malaria Indicators. The course is available on The DHS Program’s new online learning platform, the Learning Hub. Based on an in-person Malaria Indicator Trends Workshop developed by The DHS Program in 2017, this free, self-guided course takes […]


Introducing The DHS Program Learning Hub

Written by: Gisèle Dunia

17 Apr, 2020

As the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, The DHS Program remains committed to promoting the use of DHS data. As many DHS data users transition to distance teaching and learning, do not forget about existing capacity strengthening resources available through The DHS Program to close statistical skills gaps. The DHS Program is pleased to […]


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