GIS Day 2015

Written by: The DHS Program

18 Nov, 2015

I love maps! They are a great way to understand and visualize data, especially when you are looking to understand how place might influence certain health behaviors or outcomes. Luckily, I spend my days here at The DHS Program preparing data for maps, making maps, talking about maps, teaching others to make maps, and thinking of […]


Capacity Strengthening at Makerere University

Written by: The DHS Program

04 Nov, 2015

By Betty Kwagala Makerere University is one of the oldest Universities in Africa. Over the past 4 years, four teams of DHS Fellows (12 Fellows in all) have been selected from Makerere. Fellows have been drawn from School of Statistics and Planning, College of Business and Management Sciences and School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences. […]


Spotlight on Implementing Agencies: Cambodia

Written by: The DHS Program

28 Oct, 2015

Names: Phan Chinda, They Kheam, and Chhay Satia of the National Institute of Statistics/Ministry of Planning; Sok Kosal, Loun Mondol, and Lam Phirun of the Directorate General for Health/Ministry of Health; and Sarah Balian of The DHS Program Country of origin: Cambodia When not working, favorite place to visit: Lom Phirun: Washington, DC. What has been the nicest surprise […]


Three Perspectives on the DHS Fellows Program from 2015 Fellows

Written by: The DHS Program

21 Oct, 2015

  The DHS Fellows Program brings participants together to strengthen their individual analytical skills and to sustainably increase their university’s capacity for using DHS data. As this year’s Fellows Program drew to a close we asked three Fellows, Allen Kabagenyi (Makerere University), Simona Joseph Simona (University of Zambia), and Clara Ladi Ejembi (Ahmadu Bello University), […]


Sampling and Weighting with DHS Data

Written by: Mahmoud Elkasabi

16 Sep, 2015

At long last, The DHS Program has released two videos which demonstrate how to weight DHS data, concluding the Sampling and Weighting video series. The first video in the series, Introduction to DHS Sampling Procedures, as well as the second video, Introduction of Principles of DHS Sampling Weights, explained the basic concepts of sampling and weighting […]


4 Key Features of The DHS Program Mobile App v2.0

Written by: The DHS Program

09 Sep, 2015

The DHS Program mobile app was first released in September 2013. Now, two years later, we are ready with the latest version: meet The DHS Program Mobile App v2.0! Many changes have been made, but the key features of v2.0 include: Access to new data Data is retrieved from the newly revised STATcompiler database through […]


Don’t Waste Time – Download DHS Citations!

Written by: The DHS Program

19 Aug, 2015

If you’ve recently written an academic paper, you probably used reference management software, such as Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley, or RefWorks, to organize and import your references.  And if you’re a DHS data user, you probably have a handful of DHS analytical, comparative, or methodological reports that you regularly refer to. Now, you can download our […]


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.