The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries.


Dominican Republic: DHS, 2013 - Final Report (Spanish)
Validity of Data on Self-reported HIV Status in Malawi and Uganda and Implications for Measurement of ARV Coverage (English)
Trends in Demographic and Health Indicators in Jordan: Data from the 1990-2012 Jordan Publication and Family Health Surveys (English)


2015 DHS Fellows Program Accepting Applications until December 1, 2014
The DHS Program is now accepting applications for the 2015 round of the DHS Fellows Program. Applications must be from teams comprised of three faculty members from the same university who teach in departments of demography, public health, economics, sociology, geography, or other social sciences. Applications are only being accepted from faculty members at universities in Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, or Zimbabwe. Read more>>

Introducing the DHS Application Programming Interface (API)
Don't let the technical acronym scare you! The DHS Application Programming Interface (API) is a great tool for program managers and researchers. An API provides software developers with direct access to a database. Developers can use the data in the database to populate websites and applications. These applications can include data visualizations, tabular data for dissemination of information to specific stakeholders, or analysis. Visit the API>>  


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Introducing: Sampling & Weighting at DHS

In my travels as a DHS sampling statistician, I have met countless people who want to hear about the sampling techniques and procedures...

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Recent Video

This video is Part I in the series on Sampling and Weighting in the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS). This video provides an introd...

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