Category Archives: SDGs

Global Goals Week 2023

Written by: The DHS Program

18 Sep, 2023

It’s Global Goals Week, a week of action, awareness, and accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals. The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program collects demographic and health indicators to calculate approximately 30 of the indicators supporting the SDGs. These indicators and more can be found on STATcompiler. Create custom tables, charts, and maps using DHS […]


International Women’s Day 2023

Written by: The DHS Program

08 Mar, 2023

The DHS Program collects data for Sustainable Development Goal #5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.   The theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is “Embrace Equality.” According to the UN, gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. There […]


International Women’s Day 2021

Written by: The DHS Program

08 Mar, 2021

The DHS Program collects data for Sustainable Development Goal #5 related to gender equality. For International Women’s Day 2021, UN Women’s theme is “Women in leadership: achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” The DHS Program has a long history of collecting data on women’s decision making power, equal earnings, domestic violence, access to […]


World Breastfeeding Week 2020

Written by: The DHS Program

04 Aug, 2020

Countless studies have shown that breast milk is beneficial to an infant’s growth and development during the first year of life. This year’s theme for World Breastfeeding Week from the WHO and World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action highlights the importance of supporting breastfeeding with skilled breastfeeding counseling. The DHS Program has collected data for more […]


World Immunization Week 2020

Written by: The DHS Program

29 Apr, 2020

World Immunization Week is observed annually in the last week of April (April 24-30, 2020), to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Already, nearly 20 million children in the world are unvaccinated and under-vaccinated. Now, COVID-19 is disrupting the delivery of routine vaccines in low- and middle-income countries. […]


International Women’s Day 2020: Measuring Gender-related Power

Written by: The DHS Program

06 Mar, 2020

Five years since world leaders agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to create a better world by 2030, this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights, challenges everyone to reflect on how a gender-equal world will be achieved. DHS data describe the status of women around the world. […]


Global Goals Week 2019

Written by: The DHS Program

24 Sep, 2019

Global Goals Week is back with a full week of action, awareness, and accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals. The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program collects demographic and health indicators to calculate approximately 30 of the indicators supporting the SDGs. These indicators and more can be found […]


International Women’s Day 2019

Written by: The DHS Program

08 Mar, 2019

© 2016 Kato James, Courtesy of Photoshare The DHS Program is now in its 35th year with a long history of helping to collect, analyze, and disseminate data on women’s empowerment, gender equality, men’s engagement, and gender-based violence within the context of health and development. Historically, The DHS Program has integrated attention to gender in […]


Strengthening Nutrition Data Quality at The DHS Program

Written by: The DHS Program

28 Feb, 2019

A health technician tests a child for anemia during a survey training. © 2018 ICF/Sorrel Namaste “Everything bad can go wrong at collecting the sample, and you can’t get any good results from a bad sample. ” – Informant from the Enhancing Nutrition Data Quality Report Data for decision-making is vital as countries work to […]


Global Goals Week 2018

Written by: The DHS Program

21 Sep, 2018

This week marks the beginning of Global Goals Week, a week where the United Nations and partners come together to bring awareness to accelerate progress to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals. The DHS Program collects data to calculate approximately 30 of the indicators supporting the SDGs. You can find […]