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The DHS Program's in-house Research and Analysis team conducts rigorous, timely, and innovative mixed-methods research on topics related to global public health, demography, and social epidemiology. Our team also trains, mentors, and closely collaborates with fellow researchers and stakeholders who are driven to utilize DHS Program surveys and other survey data to inform programs and policies in various countries and contexts.

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Aug 2019

Quality of Diagnostic Services for Non-Severe Suspected Malaria Cases: An Analysis of National Health Facility Surveys from Malawi and Tanzania

Global malaria diagnostic and treatment guidelines recommend that every suspected malaria case be tested, every confirmed case be treated, and the disease tracked by surveillance systems.

Topics: Health facilities/SPA surveys, Malaria


Sep 2018

Gaps in Service Utilization and Service Provision: An Analysis of DHS and SPA Malaria Data from Malawi, Senegal, and Tanzania

Analytical studies emphasize policy and program-relevant themes and research questions.

Topics: Malaria


Aug 2018

The Association of Deforestation and Other Environmental Factors with Child Health and Mortality

This report uses data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) conducted in 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean to study the associations between environmental variables and child health outcomes, including child mortality.

Topics: Anemia, Child Health and Development, Geographic Information, Infant and Child Mortality, Malaria, Nutrition


Aug 2016

Using Household Survey Data to Explore the Effects of Improved Housing Conditions on Malaria Infection in Children in Sub-Saharan Africa

In the past decade, malaria control strategies in sub-Saharan Africa have focused on the use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), indoor residual spraying (IRS), and prompt diagnosis and treatment in combatting malaria.

Topics: Child Health and Development, Malaria


Sep 2015

Increasing Equity of Insecticide-Treated Net Ownership in Sub-Saharan Africa from 2003 to 2014

An increase in funding for malaria control in the past decade has resulted in a dramatic increase in ITN ownership and use in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Topics: Malaria


Sep 2015

The Relationship between the Health Service Environment and Service Utilization: Linking Population Data to Health Facilities Data in Haiti and Malawi

Access to and quality of health services are key determinants in utilization of health services and consequently, health outcomes.

Topics: Child Health and Development, Family Planning, Geographic Information, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Maternal Health


Sep 2014

Measures of Malaria Parasitemia Prevalence in National Surveys: Agreement between Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Microscopy

This report examines the relationship between two different diagnostic tests used in nationally-representative household surveys to measure malaria parasitemia prevalence: Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) and microscopy.

Topics: Malaria


Sep 2013

Preventing Malaria during Pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Determinants of Effective IPTp Delivery

IPTp of at least two doses of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), administered at ANC visits, is an effective malaria prevention intervention.

Topics: Malaria


Sep 2012

Improving Estimates of Insecticide-Treated Mosquito Net Coverage from Household Surveys: Using Geographic Coordinates to Account for Endemicity and Seasonality

Estimates of ITN use can be biased downward in countries with substantial variation in malaria endemicity or when part of the country is surveyed outside malaria season and the other part during.

Topics: Geographic Information, Malaria