50 Years, 50 Data Users: Celebrating 50 Years of Data Changing Lives

Written by: The DHS Program

23 Feb, 2022

DHS data users come from all over the world. Click on a marker on the map below to learn more about the first 10 featured data users. Lifelong user of WFS and DHS Program data Jacob A. Adetunji Current role: Deputy Director for Data (FP), Global Development Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation How I have […]


Call for Applications: 2022 DHS Program Health Data Mapping Online Course

Written by: The DHS Program

14 Feb, 2022

The DHS Program is hosting another Health Data Mapping online course on The DHS Program Learning Hub. The 12-week course focuses on the application of geographic information systems (GIS) in public health, specifically using maps for better program and policy decision making. Participants will be introduced to GIS concepts, manage and clean data in Microsoft […]


New Online Course: Introduction to DHS Nutrition Indicators

Written by: The DHS Program

26 Jan, 2022

Nutrition is a cornerstone of health and development. Tracking nutrition indicators is key to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.  Introduction to Nutrition Indicators in DHS Surveys, the latest open course offered on The DHS Program Learning Hub, is available for free with […]


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 […]


The DHS Program and the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables

Written by: The DHS Program

08 Dec, 2021

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. The consumption of fruit and vegetables supports healthy growth and development in young children by providing important nutrients. Regular fruit and vegetable consumption throughout life can also help prevent noncommunicable diseases during adulthood.  In 2021 the World Health Organization (WHO) and United […]


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 Resources Provide Updated Guidance on Biomarker Collection in DHS-8

Written by: The DHS Program

28 Sep, 2021

The DHS Program is pleased to announce the availability of the Biomarker Manual: Training Program for Measuring and Testing for Biomarkers and the DHS Height Standardization Tool on The DHS Program website. The Biomarker Manual aligns with DHS-8 standard materials and policies representing the most up-to-date procedures. Standard measures in DHS surveys include height/length, weight, and […]


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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.