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SLE 2008 DHS

2008 Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey (SLDHS) was carried out by Statistics Sierra Leone (SSL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS). The Government of Sierra Leone provided financial assistance in terms of funding and in-kind contributions of government staff time, office space, and logistical support. Additional funding for the survey was provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Department for International Development (DFID), and The World Bank. Logistical support was also received from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Food Programme (WFP). ICF Macro, an ICF International Company, provided technical assistance and medical supplies and equipment for the survey through the MEASURE DHS programme, which is funded by USAID and designed to assist developing countries to collect data on fertility, family planning, and maternal and child health. 

The 2008 Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey (SLDHS) is the first DHS survey to be held in Sierra Leone. Teams visited 353 sample points across Sierra Leone and collected data from a nationally representative sample of 7,374 women age 15-49 and 3,280 men age 15-59. The primary purpose of the 2008 SLDHS is to provide policy-makers and planners with detailed information on fertility, family planning, childhood mortality, maternal and child health, female circumcision, maternal mortality, nutrition, knowledge of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and HIV prevalence rates.

The final report is available here.


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