Tag Archives: COVID-19

Adapting to the New Reality: Data Processing Goes Virtual

Written by: The DHS Program

28 Oct, 2020

In March 2020, The DHS Program released a call for applications for the 2020 DHS Data Processing Procedures – Data Tabulation and Data Finalization (DPPII) workshop, to be held in Accra, Ghana in June. The DPPII workshop includes online pre-work and face-to-face instruction. DHS Program Data Processing staff members assist participants through one-on-one coaching, and […]


COVID-19 and The DHS Program: A New Web Hub for Up-to-Date Information

Written by: The DHS Program

02 Sep, 2020

Even though COVID-19 has paused survey fieldwork and kept DHS Program staff from traveling, DHS data continue to inform the COVID-19 conversation around the world. The just-launched COVID-19 feature page on The DHS Program website provides a hub for all of this essential information. This new page features the tools released this year by The […]


Because Mosquitos Are Not Under Lockdown

Written by: Sally Zweimueller

20 Aug, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The DHS Program has paused in-person survey trainings and activities. Recognizing the desire for opportunities to showcase new survey results despite global stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines, The DHS Program has devised virtual dissemination strategies for surveys. Since April 2020, The DHS Program has worked with implementing agencies […]


Service Provision Assessments Shed Light on Health Facility Readiness to Control COVID-19

Written by: The DHS Program

27 May, 2020

Are facilities prepared to face infectious disease pandemics like COVID-19? A new fact sheet explores infection control and readiness in health facilities from seven Service Provision Assessments (SPA) conducted in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Nepal, Senegal, and Tanzania. The SPA collects information on the availability of different health services in a […]


Data Should Drive COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies in Lower- and Middle-Income Countries

Written by: The DHS Program

03 Apr, 2020

The current World Health Organization’s guidelines call for the public focus on handwashing, social distancing, communication with medical providers, and staying informed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. However, such guidance may be more aspirational than actionable for millions at risk of exposure to the virus in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as revealed […]


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