Mar 07, 2014
The Demographic and Health Surveys Program releases new report on womens lives worldwide WASHINGTON DC (March 7, 2014) — How much progress have women made over the last decade? USAID and The Demographic and Health Surveys Program assess gains in women's status and gender equality worldwide with the release of a new report, Women's Lives and Challenges: Equality and Empowerment since 2000. Read more
Jan 30, 2014
Second Kyrgyz Republic Demographic and Health Survey Shows Major Improvements in Child Survival
The Chairman of the National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic and Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic released the results for the 2012 Kyrgyz Republic Demographic and Health Survey (KgDHS). Demographic and Health Surveys are known as the gold standard in measuring national health, population, and nutrition status.
Jan 23, 2014
The Demographic and Health Survey Program-New Name Same High Quality In September 2013, USAID awarded the seventh round of the USAID-funded Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program to ICF International and partners. Formerly known as MEASURE DHS, the new project has a new name, The Demographic and Health Surveys Program or The DHS Program. The DHS Program will continue the same high standards of data collection, analysis, dissemination, and capacity strengthening which have been the hallmarks of this project since its inception in 1984. Read more
Jan 23, 2014
Maternal and Child Health in Pakistan is Improving
The Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2012-13 was released today at a ceremony in Islamabad that was attended by Professor Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Saira Afzal Tarar, State Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, and Richard G. Olson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan. The PDHS 2012-13 was jointly implemented by the Government of Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination and the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Data for this survey was collected from a nationally representative sample of nearly 13,000 households, and more than 15,000 women and 3,000 men between the ages of 15 and 49 years were interviewed. Read more
Dec 09, 2013
2014 DHS Fellows Program accepting applications until January 20 2014
2014 DHS Fellows Program in Population and Health for University Faculty from Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, or Zimbabwe
ICF International is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2014 round of the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Fellows Program. The DHS Fellows Program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is designed to increase the capacity of countries to conduct further analysis of DHS data. The primary objectives of the program are as follows:
Eligibility and Requirements
In addition, each team will be expected to design a plan for building capacity in the use of DHS data for teaching and research to be implemented at their home universities and report back on implementation prior to completion of the program.
The language for the program is English. Manuscripts that meet the required standards will be published by ICF International in their Working Paper series. Fellows will be encouraged to submit their completed papers to a peer-reviewed journal for publication.
1A senior faculty member is defined as: (1) Currently holds or has previously held a senior position at the university such as Head of Department, Dean of School/Faculty, Director of an Institute, and/or (2) Associate professor (or equivalent) or higher.
January 20, 2014: Applications due
February 10, 2014: Selected candidates are notified.
March 31-April 11, 2014: First two-week workshop to be held in an African country to prepare Fellows to use DHS datasets, refine research questions, and start data analysis.
May 15, 2014: Fellows submit interim drafts of their paper and capacity-building plan to ICF.
June 10-19, 2014: Second two-week workshop to be held in an African country for fellows to finalize their capacity-building plans and papers for publication. Fellows will be required to prepare and make brief presentations.
July 14, 2014: Fellows submit final papers and capacity-building plans to ICF. Corresponding author responds to reviews and edits throughout the publication process.
September 1, 2014: Fellows report back on capacity-building activities implemented at their home universities.
The fellows program for 2014 will select four to six teams based primarily on the merits of their research proposal and on the applicants’ potential for building the capacity of their home university to use DHS data.
Each selected fellow will be awarded a $3,000 stipend to cover his or her research expenses, which will be paid in installments based upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables. In addition, ICF International will cover economy airfare from the home university in Africa, lodging, and per diem expenses for each fellow to attend both workshops at a location in Africa.
Each team should submit a single application that contains the following items in pdf format:
Applications are due no later than January 20, 2014.
Please send applications to: Ms. Toni Jones, International Health and Development Division, ICF International, 530 Gaither Road Suite 500, Rockville MD USA 20850. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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