Tag Archives: Population Association of America

The Evolution of The DHS Program Tableau Dashboard 

Written by: The DHS Program

07 Apr, 2022

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the World Fertility Survey (WFS). USAID created The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program in 1984 as a follow-on project to the WFS. To visualize the history and impact of 50 years of USAID’s dedication to high-quality data collection, evidence-based decision making, and host-country ownership, The […]

Lower Fertility Rates Key to Slower Population Growth

Written by: The DHS Program

30 Mar, 2022

Between 1970 and 2020, population growth slowed, and the world median age went up. This was due more to decreased fertility than declines in mortality. In some regions of the world, migration also played a factor. A new paper from The DHS Program examines data from the 2019 revision of World Population Prospects* to determine […]

The DHS Program at the 2021 PAA Annual Meeting

Written by: The DHS Program

04 May, 2021

May 5th marks the first day of the 2021 Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting. The premier conference of demographers and social and health scientists from the United States and abroad, this year’s PAA Annual Meeting is virtual. You must register to access sessions of the 2021 PAA Annual Meeting. Over the next four […]

Building Awareness of the Link between Fistula and Gender-Based Violence

Written by: Lindsay Mallick

18 May, 2016

Genital fistula, an abnormal hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that causes urinary or fecal incontinence, is a devastating, preventable condition that no woman should have to endure. It usually results from inadequately managed, prolonged or obstructed labor, surgical error, or trauma [1, 2].  Although rare, it can be completely debilitating—physically, socially, and […]