Nouveau Cours en Ligne Disponible en Français : Cours sur les indicateurs de Nutrition des Enquêtes EDS

Written by: The DHS Program

14 Nov, 2023

La nutrition est le fondement de la santé de du développement. Le suivi des indicateurs nutritionnels est essentiel pour atteindre l’objectif de développement durable n° 2, faim « zéro », assurer la sécurité alimentaire et une meilleure nutrition et promouvoir l’agriculture durable. Le cours sur les indicateurs de nutrition des enquêtes EDS est le dernier cours ouvert […]


Reflections from the 2023 DHS Fellows Program

Written by: The DHS Program

25 Oct, 2023

Many people have used DHS Program data in their Ph.D. dissertations or as a tool to teach hands-on data analysis techniques to public health and statistics students. DHS Fellows get to work directly with DHS Program researchers to strengthen their analytical skills, conduct original research using DHS Program data, write working papers on a topic […]


Nepal Collects New Data to Promote Mental Health and Well-being

Written by: The DHS Program

10 Oct, 2023

Today, October 10th, is World Mental Health Day, and The DHS Program is pleased to shine a spotlight on our implementing partners’ progress toward Sustainable Development Goal Target 3.4. The Nepal Ministry of Health and Population has prioritized ‘promoting mental health and well-being’ by collecting data on mental health in their two most recent surveys: […]


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 […]


Putting Values into Practice: The DHS Program’s Capacity Strengthening Approach of Equitable Partnership

Written by: EnCompass

30 Aug, 2023

Given the scale, complexity, and standardized nature of survey operations, how does The DHS Program center local priorities, strengthen local capacity, and build equitable partnerships throughout the survey process? Looking into the mirror: recognizing our positionality As the capacity strengthening partners on The DHS Program, EnCompass staff spend time thinking about how to reinforce the […]


DHS Data Support Breastfeeding among Working Parents

Written by: The DHS Program

01 Aug, 2023

Breastfeeding provides a range of benefits to children and their mothers. Benefits of breastfeeding include protecting children from disease, supporting their healthy growth and development, and reducing the risk of some cancers for mothers. Protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding requires data to inform and drive action. The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. […]


How SPA Surveys Support Countries to Prevent Child and Maternal Death

Written by: The DHS Program

26 Jul, 2023

USAID recently released the Framework for Preventing Child and Maternal Death 2023-2030, building on the achievements and lessons learned from the past decade to provide a roadmap for the future: a world where all women, newborns, and children survive, are healthy, and are able to develop and reach their full potential. The new Service Provision […]


Fertility, Mortality, & Migration Round-up in Honor of World Population Day 2023

Written by: The DHS Program

11 Jul, 2023

July 11th is World Population Day. To celebrate, we are going back to basics with highlights from the main drivers of population change: births, deaths, and migration. How did The DHS Program evolve from the World Fertility Survey and how have we tracked the quality of fertility data over the last 50 years?  What changes […]


New in DHS-8: Updates to WASH Indicators

Written by: The DHS Program

28 Jun, 2023

Safe and sufficient quantities of drinking water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene (WASH) are vital for human health and well-being. WASH indicators have been included in demographic and health surveys since The DHS Program was launched in 1984. WASH indicators have been updated for DHS-8 surveys to align with WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, […]


Cours pour les utilisateurs de bases de données EDS : nouveau cours en ligne maintenant disponible en français

Written by: The DHS Program

09 May, 2023

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 DHS Program a ajouté un nouveau cours en ligne maintenant disponible en français parmi la liste des cours disponibles gratuitement […]


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.