Category Archives: Capacity Strengthening

Inside The DHS Program: Q&A with Gisèle Dunia

Written by: The DHS Program

25 Feb, 2020

Name: Gisèle Dunia Position title: Senior Advisor for Capacity Strengthening Languages spoken: French, English, Swahili, Lingala, and Haitian Creole When did you start at The DHS Program? March 2019 Favorite DHS survey cover: I prefer it when we have an image that represents the country. For example, the report for the 2007 Democratic Republic of […]


From Participant to Facilitator: DHS Fellows from Myanmar and Egypt

Written by: The DHS Program

20 Nov, 2019

The 2020 DHS Fellows Program is currently accepting applications from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jordan, Maldives, Pakistan, Philippines, Tajikistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, and Zambia. Apply to join us for the DHS Fellows Program in 2020. The deadline to apply is November 24, 2019. Apply for the 2020 DHS Fellows Program   In […]


Reflections from the 2019 DHS Fellows Program: Senegal

Written by: The DHS Program

06 Nov, 2019

The 2020 DHS Fellows Program is currently accepting applications from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jordan, Maldives, Pakistan, Philippines, Tajikistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, and Zambia. The deadline to apply is November 24th. Apply for the 2020 DHS Fellows Program   The DHS Fellows Program was an opportunity for us to analyze DHS data, […]


Journey Mapping Methods: Results from a Study on Place of Delivery

Written by: Susan Pietrzyk

22 Oct, 2019

Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate that, globally, 289,000 women of reproductive age die of maternal causes each year. Over 80% of these deaths are due to complications during childbirth and the postpartum period. Skilled birth attendance at health facilities equipped to handle complications is crucial for ensuring maternal survival. While Kenya has […]


New e-Learning Course: Measuring Malaria through Household Surveys

Written by: The DHS Program

11 Jun, 2018

The National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recently reoriented their communication strategy around insecticide-treated nets or ITNs, moving from a focus on behavior change around ITN use to a focus on net care and repair to extend the life of existing ITNs. Why the change? The 2013-14 DRC Demographic […]


Learn how to Sample like a DHS Statistician

Written by: The DHS Program

11 Apr, 2018

Many projects provide statistical training, but what makes The DHS Program’s capacity strengthening program unique is its ability to use state-of-the-art training approaches. Building on past workshops, eLearning tools, and well-received feedback, we are pleased to announce the release of a new DHS Survey Sampling eLearning course designed for broader public consumption. In order to meet the overwhelming demand […]


Reflections on The DHS Program’s Regional Sampling Workshop

Written by: Mahmoud Elkasabi

10 Jan, 2018

In some developing countries, the knowledge and methods for complex survey sampling can be capacity gaps in national statistical offices. In many cases, survey samples are prepared by statisticians who have limited academic and field experience in sampling. For this reason, The DHS Program has developed a Regional Sampling Workshop to provide a two-week face-to-face […]


The DHS Fellows Program Continues in both Asia and Africa in 2018

Written by: The DHS Program

18 Oct, 2017

The overarching objective of the DHS Fellows Program is to build institutional capacity of universities in DHS countries to analyze DHS data. The underlying belief of the DHS Fellows Program is that by working with university faculty, whose job is to educate the future government officials, policymakers, and program managers in their countries, the program […]


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