ICF Macro Demographic and Health Surveys 7/8


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 generated by these surveys enables countries to identify and prioritize development targets, monitor progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and measure the impact of programming at the population level. In Mozambique, the DHS program has worked with the Instituto Nacional de Estatítica (INE) and Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS) to complete the following surveys:

  • HIV/AIDS indicator surveys in 2009 and 2015
  • Malaria indicator surveys in 2015 and 2018

Standard Demographic and Health surveys in 2003 and 2011

During this current phase of the DHS program, there are plans to complete the next iteration of a standard Demographic and Health survey to update key maternal and child health indicators in 2020/21.


The DHS-8 contract will continue to be USAID's primary implementation mechanism for demographic and health data collection. The purpose of this contract is to improve the collection, analysis, and dissemination of population, health, and nutrition data and to facilitate use of these data for planning, policy-making, and program management.


The contract will achieve the following results:

Result 1: Improved tools, methods, partnerships, and technical guidance to collect quality population, health, and nutrition data.

Result 2: Increased in-country individual and institutional capacity for identification of data needs and for survey design, management, and data collection to meet those needs.

Result 3: Improved availability of DHS Program survey data and information.

Result 4: Advanced analysis and synthesis of DHS Program survey data.

Result 5: Improved facilitation of DHS Program data use among stakeholders worldwide.

Last updated: September 14, 2020

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