Demographic Health Survey

The Demographic Health Survey Project supports the implementation of the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2017-18. This survey provides high-quality data and analysis to support evidence-based health policy making and programming in Pakistan. The survey is similar to ones funded by the U.S. Government in 85 countries over the last 27 years. A previous Pakistan DHS supported by USAID was released in 2012-2013, and it focused on providing data about the status of key maternal and child health and family planning indicators in the country. The 2017-2018 survey will provide policymakers, ministries, donors, and other stakeholders with updated information to inform population, health, and nutrition policies and programs.

OBJECTIVES

The main objective of the Demographic Health Survey 2017-18 Project is to provide an update on the status of maternal and child health and family planning in Pakistan.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Collect and present quality data on maternal and child health and family planning indicators
  • Enhance the capacity of governmental and non-governmental organizations in Pakistan to design, conduct, analyze, and disseminate rigorous, national population-level health surveys
  • Enhance the capacity of government and non-governmental organizations in Pakistan to use data in policy-making, planning, and decision-making

 

Last updated: May 07, 2019

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