Tag Archives: ghana

New in DHS-8: Updates to Immunization Indicators

Written by: The DHS Program

29 Apr, 2024

In 2019, The DHS Program released updated questionnaires for the eighth phase of The DHS Program (DHS-8) to better meet existing and emerging data needs in global health. This “New in DHS-8” series draws attention to new indicators, changes made to existing indicators, and other things DHS Program data users should be aware of when […]


International Women’s Day 2024 

Written by: The DHS Program

08 Mar, 2024

Today we take a closer look at data related to gender equality in honor of International Women’s Day 2024. The DHS Program routinely collects data on Sustainable Development Goal #5 related to gender equality in specific areas such as labor market participation, experience of violence, female genital mutilation, and more. This year’s United Nations theme is “Invest […]


Spotlight on Implementing Agencies: Ghana

Written by: The DHS Program

28 Feb, 2024

In December 2023, The DHS Program welcomed visitors from Ghana who came to the office to finalize the report for the 2022 Ghana DHS. This post is one in a series of interviews with visitors to The DHS Program office. Name, title, and organizations: Peter Takyi Peprah, Assistant Chief Statistician, Director of Methods and Standards, […]


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 […]


Mapping Unrealized Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa

Written by: The DHS Program

21 Jul, 2021

Many women in DHS Program countries have fewer children than they desire. Our newest StoryMap explores unrealized fertility in sub-Saharan Africa, based on the recently published analysis Comparing Ideal and Completed Family Size: A Focus on Women in Low- and Middle-income Countries with Unrealized Fertility. Unrealized fertility is most common among women in Western and Central Africa […]


New Online Course: Health Data Mapping Online Course

Written by: The DHS Program

01 Feb, 2021

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 […]


Because Mosquitos Are Not Under Lockdown

Written by: The DHS Program

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 […]