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Demographic survey was major project of GBoS in 2013

Aug 31, 2015, 11:44 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Nyakasi MB Sanyang, director of Gambia Bureau of Statistics, has said the Gambia Demographic Health Survey (GDHS) was one of the major projects the Gambia government tasked the bureau to implement in 2013.

GDHS is a project to provide reliable estimate of health and demographic indicators which can be used by programme managers and policymakers to evaluate and improve existing programmes or to develop new ones. 

The project was specifically looking at indicators such as fertility, mortality, family planning, fertility preferences, maternal and child health, nutrition, malaria and HIV.

Mr Sanyang made this statement at the National Assembly in Banjul while presenting the annual report of GBoS to the all-powerful Public Accounts and Public Enterprises committees (PAC/PEC).

The GDHS was funded by the Gambia government, US Agency for International Development, United Nations Population Fund, Global Fund, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Children Fund and World Health Organisation.