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ZMB 2007 DHS

The 2007 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey (2007 ZDHS) was implemented by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) in partnership with the Ministry of Health from April to October 2007. The Tropical Diseases Research Centre (TDRC) provided technical support and implementation of the syphilis and HIV testing. Macro International Inc. provided technical assistance as well as funding to the project through the MEASURE DHS programme, a USAID-funded project providing support and technical assistance in the implementation of population and health surveys in countries worldwide. Additional funding for the ZDHS was provided by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance and National Planning, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (MACEPA), the European Union (EU), the World Bank through the Zambia National Response to HIV/AIDS (ZANARA) project, and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) etc.

The 2007 ZDHS is a nationally representative survey of 7,146 women age 15-49 and 6,500 men age 15-59. It is the fourth comprehensive survey conducted in Zambia as part of the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) programme. The data are intended to furnish programme managers and policymakers with detailed information on levels and trends in fertility; nuptiality; sexual activity; fertility preferences; awareness and use of family planning methods; infants and young children feeding practices; nutritional status of mothers and young children; early childhood mortality and maternal mortality; maternal and child health; and awareness and behaviour regarding HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. Additionally, the 2007 ZDHS collected information on malaria prevention and treatment, domestic violence, and HIV and syphilis prevalence among women age 15-49 and men age 15-59. The 2007 ZDHS is the second survey in Zambia to provide population-based prevalence estimates for HIV.

The final report is available here.


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