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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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Apr 2020Using Health Management Information Systems Data to Contextualize Survey-based Estimates of Fertility, Mortality, and Wasting
Topics: Child Health and Development, Family Planning, Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Health facilities/SPA surveys, Infant and Child Mortality, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality, Nutrition, Survey Methodology, Data Quality, Analysis
Aug 2017Comparisons of DHS Estimates of Fertility and Mortality with Other Estimates
DHS surveys provide many indicators that are used for program planning and monitoring.
Topics: Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Infant and Child Mortality, Maternal Mortality
Sep 2015Contraception Needed to Avoid High-Fertility-Risk Births, and Maternal and Child Deaths That Would Be Averted
This report estimates the number of maternal and child deaths that could be averted by satisfying the unmet need for contraception based on four high-risk fertility behavior categories, i.
Topics: Family Planning, Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Infant and Child Mortality, Maternal Mortality
Sep 2014An Assessment of DHS Maternal Mortality Data and Estimates
This report evaluates the data quality of sibling survival history in DHS surveys and assesses its impact on maternal mortality estimates.
Topics: Maternal Mortality
Jun 2011Levels and Trends in the Use of Maternal Health Services in Developing Countries
This study aims to contribute to the understanding of use of key maternal health services in the past two decades in developing countries.
Topics: Child Health and Development, Infant and Child Mortality, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality
Sep 1997DHS Maternal Mortality Indicators: An Assessment of Data Quality and Implications for Data Use
This report is a compilation of the maternal mortality data collected in 14 DHS surveys.
Topics: Maternal Mortality