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.


Congo Democratic Republic: DHS, 2013-14 - Final Report (French)
Sierra Leone: DHS, 2013 - Final Report (English)
Intertemporal Comparisons of Poverty and Wealth with DHS Data: A Harmonized Asset Index Approach (English)


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>>

IDHS launched
DHS data are now available through the Minnesota Population Center's (MPC) Integrated Demographic and Health Series.  Registered DHS dataset users can create customized, pre-merged datasets.  The current IDHS database includes over 1200 integrated variables related to women of childbearing age and incorporates data from 39 samples and 9 countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. Future releases will expand to more variables and countries.  Read more>>   

Almost all women age 15-49 in #Zambia (96%) received antenatal care from a skill...

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Recent Blog

Reflections on the DHS Curriculum workshop in Malawi

By James Kaphuka In July, I facilitated my fourth DHS Curriculum workshop. It was also the second time I had trained graduate students ...

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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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