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 »
In Liberia, 65% of children age 12-23 months have received all basic vaccinations.
2019-20 Liberia DHS Key Indicators Report »

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.



Variations in Health Outcomes with Alternative Measures of Urbanicity, Using Demographic and Health Surveys 2013-18 (English)
Ghana: MIS, 2019 - MIS Final Report (English)
Geospatial Modelling of Changes and Inequality in Nutrition Status among Children in Mali (English)



COVID-19 Response: DHS Program Fieldwork Activities on Hold
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The DHS Program, USAID, and our partnering host-country governments have paused in-person trainings, pre-tests, and data collection activities.
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New COVID19 Tags in STATcompiler
STATcompiler has been updated to include new indicators to help contextualize the COVID-19 crisis in DHS countries, and two “COVID-19” tags have been added to help users identify these indicators. Explore data on handwashing, sanitation, household size, sleeping arrangements, access to media, spousal violence, and more. Other relevant DHS indicators on household age structure, access to internet and cell phones, and tobacco use will be added in the coming weeks.
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Where Washing Hands and Isolating Aren't Options: Story Map of COVID-19 Prevention Indicators
DHS data on households with basic handwashing facilities and number of people per sleeping room reveal how subnational inequalities may hinder COVID-19 mitigation in lower- and middle-income countries.
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