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Nov 10, 2015
2016 Regional DHS and MIS Malaria Analysis Workshop

The DHS Program is seeking applications for an eight day malaria data analysis workshop to be held in or around Kampala, Uganda from February 1st-9th, 2015.The regional workshop will teach participants to analyze Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) and Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) data sets with a special focus on malaria data. The statistical software Stata 14 will be provided for use during the workshop. The content of the workshop includes sampling/weighting of survey data, recoding variables, computation of malaria indicators, linear/logistic regression, and data use for decision making. Participants will work in teams of 2-3 people throughout the workshop to answer a pre-identified malaria-related research question through analysis of DHS/MIS data. The final product will be a draft of an abstract for submission to a scientific journal or conference. 

Please send applications and inquiries to Ms. Soni Fitzhugh (malaria@dhsprogram.com) no later than December 7th, 2015.

Download the 2016 application here>>

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Nov 06, 2015
New National Survey Shows Declining Malaria Rates among Children in Uganda

KAMPALA, UGANDA. Uganda is winning the war against malaria, according to the newly released national survey results. Results show that about one in five children aged under five is infected with malaria. This represents a 50% decline since 2009 when more than 40% of children tested positive for the disease. "This is great news for Uganda, as the survey results show a reduced malaria burden on the nation," said Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the Director General of Health Services in the Ministry of Health.

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Oct 15, 2015
Ghana Demographic and Health Survey shows improvements in maternal and child health

Accra, Ghana –The results of the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) were officially launched today, 15 October, 2015, by the Government Statistician, Dr. Philomena Nyarko of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS). The 2014 GDHS, the sixth DHS survey in Ghana, provides the Government of Ghana and international partners with reliable and up-to-date statistics on the health and welfare of the Ghanaian population.

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Oct 13, 2015
2016 DHS Fellows Program accepting applications until December 1 2015

ICF International is now accepting applications for the 2016 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.

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Sep 01, 2015
Malawi SPA Data Analysis Workshop

The DHS Program is seeking applications from universities, research institutes, the Ministry of Health, and non-governmental organizations in Malawi for a Service Provision Assessments (SPA) Data Analysis Workshop, to be held in Malawi from December 3 to 11, 2015. The workshop will teach participants to analyze the 2013-14 Malawi SPA (MSPA) data to address research questions related to delivery and quality of health services in Malawi. The content of the workshop will include SPA methodology, data files, survey sampling and weighting, data merging, variable recoding, linear/logistic regression, and data interpretation. Participants will work in teams of three people throughout the workshop to answer a pre-identified research question through analysis of the MSPA data. At the end of the workshop, each team will give a PowerPoint presentation to stakeholders outlining their final research questions, preliminary literature review, conceptual framework, key variables, analytical methods, preliminary analysis results, and policy implications.

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