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Jan 21, 2015
Ministry of Health Launches Results of First Health Facility Census in Malawi LILONGWE, Malawi–21 January, 2015. The majority of Malawian health facilities provide diagnosis and treatment for infectious diseases like HIV and malaria, but only half offer primary health care services such as child health, family planning, and antenatal care, according to the 2013-14 Malawi Service Provision Assessment (MSPA). The first census of all health care facilities in Malawi, the MSPA also reports that many facilities do not have electricity and essential equipment.  Read more
Nov 25, 2014
New Demographic and Health Surveys Questionnaires Released

New Demographic and Health Surveys' Questionnaires Released

The USAID-funded Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program has revised and updated its model questionnaires to meet emerging program and health needs in developing countries. A major source of public health data worldwide, The DHS Program has provided technical assistance for more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries. The DHS questionnaires—household, woman's, man's, and biomarkers —are revised every five years to ensure that the data collected are most up-to-date and useful for countries. For the current revision, The DHS Program solicited feedback on revising the questionnaires through an online portal on the DHS Users Forum; more than 300 key stakeholders from 80 plus organizations worldwide responded. The new questionnaires, available on The DHS Program's website (www.dhsprogram.com), will be used in all upcoming surveys starting with Zimbabwe, Burundi, and South Africa.

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Oct 23, 2014
2015 DHS Fellows Program accepting applications until December 1 2014
ICF International is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2015 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. 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. All team members must be based full-time at the home university. Read more
Sep 23, 2014
Liberia Demographic and Health Survey shows a decline in childhood deaths and improvements in maternal health care

Monrovia, Liberia: The formal release of the 2013 Liberia Demographic and Health Survey (LDHS) has been delayed due to the spread of the Ebola Virus throughout the Republic of Liberia. Since the 2007 LDHS, Liberia has made progress in a number of key health indicators. The 2013 LDHS, the fourth DHS survey in Liberia, provides the Government of Liberia, international partners, and other data users, including civil societies, academics, and public and private institutions, with reliable and up-to-date statistics on the health and welfare of Liberians.

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Jun 16, 2014
Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey shows a decline in childhood deaths and an improvement in malaria prevention

Abuja, Nigeria: The 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) was released today in Abuja. The 2013 NDHS, the fifth DHS survey in Nigeria, provides the Government of Nigeria and international partners with reliable and up-to-date statistics on the health and welfare of the Nigerian population.

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