In Zambia, 84% of births are delivered in a health facility.
2018 Zambia DHS »
In Cameroon, the under-5 mortality rate is 79 deaths per 1,000 live births.
2018 Cameroon DHS »
The 2018 Nigeria DHS is the first survey to collect data on sickle cell disease. Overall, 1.3% of Nigerian children age 6-59 months have sickle cell disease.
2018 Nigeria DHS »
14% of children age 6-59 months in Ghana tested positive for malaria by microscopy.
2019 Ghana MIS »
79% of women had 4+ antenatal care visits in The Gambia.
2019-20 The Gambia DHS Key Indicators Report »
The 2018-19 Afghanistan SPA collected data from 142 public and private health facilities in urban areas of seven major provinces (Kabul, Nangarhar, Paktya, Kunduz, Balkh, Kandahar, and Herat).
2018-19 Afghanistan SPA »
The primary objective of the 2019 Pakistan Maternal Mortality Survey (PMMS) is to provide the latest estimates of maternal mortality levels.
2019 Pakistan MMS Key Indicators Report »
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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 400 surveys in over 90 countries.



Data Quality in Demographic and Health Surveys That Used Long and Short Questionnaires (English)
Typologies and Trajectories: A Descriptive Study of Men's Reproductive Life Course (English)
Household Wealth Relative to Community Wealth: Associations with Specific Asset Ownership and Maternal and Child Health Indicators (English)



COVID-19 Update: Some DHS surveys return to the field; others postponed until 2021
After a several-months pause in field activities, some DHS Program surveys will return to data collection, while others have postponed all activities until 2021. Many new DHS Program surveys are tentatively moving ahead with survey and questionnaire design, in the hopes that fieldwork will be possible later in 2020 or early 2021. The DHS Program staff based in Rockville, Maryland USA are supporting these activities remotely with the support of excellent partners and consultants in our survey countries.
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