Who We Are

Team and Partners

Since 1984, The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program has provided technical assistance to more than 400 surveys in over 90 countries, advancing global understanding of health and population trends in developing countries.

The DHS Program has earned a worldwide reputation for collecting and disseminating accurate, nationally representative data on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, gender, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and nutrition.

The DHS Program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Contributions from other donors, as well as funds from participating countries, also support surveys. The project is implemented by ICF.

Since September 2013, ICF has been partnering with six internationally experienced organizations to expand access to and use of the DHS data:

The DHS Program...

  • Believes that the ultimate purpose of collecting data is its use in policy formation, program planning, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Aims at fostering and reinforcing host country ownership of data collection, analysis, presentation, and use.
  • Coordinates with key stakeholders on data collection and dissemination.
  • Selects the most appropriate data collection methods to ensure the provision of high-quality data at a reasonable cost.
  • Increases the capacity of host-country partners to collect and use data for program and policy purposes.
Photo credit: ICF

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Debugging Information
ColdFusion Server Developer 2018,0,19,330149
Template /Who-We-Are/About-Us.cfm
Time Stamp 24-Jun-24 06:11 AM
Locale English (US)
User Agent CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
Remote IP 10.0.0.65
Host Name 10.0.0.65


Execution Time

Total Time Avg Time Count Template
63 ms 63 ms 1 top level C:\inetpub\wwwroot\dhs\Who-We-Are\About-Us.cfm
47 ms 47 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/master.cfm
47 ms 47 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/set-page-vars.cfm
16 ms 16 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/utilities/load-template-properties.cfm
16 ms 16 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/template-cache.cfc | LoadTemplateProperties(template-who-we-are.cfm, 1501, 17) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/template-cache.cfc
15 ms 15 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/site-application.cfm
15 ms 15 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/dhs/Who-We-Are/Application.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/ADF/core/load_site_adf.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/non-dashboard-include.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/security/security-page.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/startup/browser-detect-methods.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/startup/build-request-params.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/startup/core-application-meat.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/startup/handle-head-request.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/startup/handle-request-timeout.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/startup/init-customer-scope.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/startup/init-server-scope.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/startup/session-first-global.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/startup/session-first-site.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/startup/site-application-meat.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 5 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/utilities/add-unregistered-resource-request.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/utilities/append-to-resource-group.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/utilities/build-user-struct.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/utilities/cached-page-render.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/utilities/cp-cfheader.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/utilities/cp-cfmail-request-queue.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/utilities/flush-cache-db-queue.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/utilities/handle-in-list.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/utilities/verify-stub-data.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/dhs/custom-application.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 C:/inetpub/wwwroot/dhs/custom-search/inc-custom-application-search-vars.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/cache-status.cfc | DBQueue_Count() ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/cache-status.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/cache-status.cfc | GetPageCacheStatus(1501, 17, 2, 0) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/cache-status.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 2 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/cache-status.cfc | GetPageCacheStatus(3888, 17, 1501, 0) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/cache-status.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/custom-module-cache.cfc | getCustomAppPath(17) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/custom-module-cache.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/custom-module-cache.cfc | getCustomModulePath(post-page-render, 17) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/custom-module-cache.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/item-security-cache.cfc | GetEntry(3888) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/item-security-cache.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/rewrite-rules-cache.cfc | getRewriteSettings(17) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/rewrite-rules-cache.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/subsite-cache-manager.cfc | getLatest() ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/subsite-cache-manager.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/subsite-cache-manager.cfc | getSecurityPageIDMap([complex value]) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/cache/subsite-cache-manager.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/custom-application-framework/handle-applications.cfc | executeFunction(handleRequestStart) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/custom-application-framework/handle-applications.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/engine/ACF/utilities.cfc | checkFileExists(C:/commonspot-data/customers/commonspot-users/sites/commonspot-site-dhs/mapped/cache/17/p3888-c0-l90-t0-dlame.read, 0, false) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/engine/ACF/utilities.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent('head' request check) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(CGI variable processing) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(New (global) session initialized) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(Request object updates) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(Request.Params initialized) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(RequestTimeout check) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(Server-level remote requests checked) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(Subsite context updated (ID=17)) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(authoring suspended check) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(basic setup) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(check for server property changes) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(core cleanup) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(core initialization) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(core variables) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(custom-application.cfm) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(customerScope object initialized) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(handleRequestStart) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(init-server-scope loaded) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(lock checks/updates) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(site environment initialization) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(site session check) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(subsite context refreshed) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(user object created) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(user session initialized) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(wait for lock: CommonSpot_Server_Scope (read)) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | addEvent(wait for lock: CommonSpot_Site1_Core (exclusive)) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc | init() ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/debug-timing.cfc
0 ms 0 ms 1 CFC[ C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/visitor-context-rule-actions.cfc | onPageVisit(3888, 17) ] from C:/inetpub/wwwroot/commonspot/components/util/visitor-context-rule-actions.cfc
0 ms  STARTUP, PARSING, COMPILING, LOADING, & SHUTDOWN
78 ms  TOTAL EXECUTION TIME
red = over 250 ms average execution time


SQL Queries

get (Datasource=dhs_legacy_live, Time=0ms, Records=217) in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\dhs\custom-application.cfm @ 06:11:42.042
    	SELECT lang_text_var, lang_text_en
        FROM dataset_lang_dictionary
    
SelectedCustomRenderElements (Datasource=commonspot-site-dhs, Time=31ms, Records=3201) in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\commonspot\set-page-vars.cfm @ 06:11:42.042
		SELECT dcr.*
		  FROM Data_Custom_Render dcr, CustomElementModules cem
		 WHERE (dcr.PageID IN (?,?,?,?)) 
			AND dcr.VersionState=?
			AND (dcr.ModuleID = cem.ID OR dcr.ModuleID <= 0)
	 ORDER BY dcr.ControlID, dcr.PageID DESC, dcr.VersionID DESC
	
Query Parameter Value(s) -
Parameter #1(CF_SQL_INTEGER) = 1
Parameter #2(CF_SQL_INTEGER) = 1501
Parameter #3(CF_SQL_INTEGER) = 2
Parameter #4(CF_SQL_INTEGER) = 3888
Parameter #5(CF_SQL_INTEGER) = 2


Scope Variables

Application Variables:
activesubsites=1,2,5,6,8,17,18,19,20,21,22,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58
adf=Struct (89)
adfscheduler=Struct (0)
applicationname=site1
assocpubdocs=Struct (4)
blogcache=Struct (4)
cachedimages=Struct (32)
cacheinfocache=Struct (53)
confidentiality=Array (5)
controlinstance_toplevel_cache=Struct (126)
covid_articlecount=10
covid_newsarticlecount=49
covid_pressreleasecount=4
covid_pubcount=3
cs_elementcache=Struct (10)
cs_resourcesmissing=Struct (0)
cs_rewriterulescache=Struct (21)
cs_subsitecachemanager=Struct (28)
customerinfo=Complex type
customerscope=Struct (21)
custommodulecache=Struct (21)
defaultconfidentiality=2
dhspagesyncdata=Struct (1)
itemsecuritycache=Struct (31)
languagenames=Struct (51)
languages=Struct (51)
lastknownchange=Struct (18)
lastupdate=Struct (14)
metadatacache=Struct (4)
pendingstubrequests=Struct (0)
rsscache=Struct (2)
search_archive_next_clean=2024-06-24 06:37:45
serverstatus=Struct (1)
site=Struct (74)
sitescope=Struct (9)
styleids=Struct (248)
stylenames=Struct (248)
subsitecache=Struct (46)
subsitecachebysecuritypageid=Struct (46)
templatecache=Struct (28)
templatedefaultsecuritycache=Struct (60)
templateenforcedsecuritycache=Struct (60)
treecache=Struct (25)
twittercache=Struct (2)
typefactory=Complex type
youtubecache=Struct (3)
CGI Variables:
AUTH_PASSWORD=
AUTH_TYPE=
AUTH_USER=
CERT_COOKIE=
CERT_FLAGS=
CERT_ISSUER=
CERT_KEYSIZE=
CERT_SECRETKEYSIZE=
CERT_SERIALNUMBER=
CERT_SERVER_ISSUER=
CERT_SERVER_SUBJECT=
CERT_SUBJECT=
CF_TEMPLATE_PATH=C:\inetpub\wwwroot\dhs\Who-We-Are\About-Us.cfm
CONTENT_LENGTH=0
CONTENT_TYPE=
CONTEXT_PATH=
GATEWAY_INTERFACE=CGI/1.1
HTTPS=off
HTTPS_KEYSIZE=
HTTPS_SECRETKEYSIZE=
HTTPS_SERVER_ISSUER=
HTTPS_SERVER_SUBJECT=
HTTP_ACCEPT=text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING=br,gzip
HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE=en-US,en;q=0.5
HTTP_CONNECTION=
HTTP_COOKIE=
HTTP_HOST=preview.dhsprogram.com
HTTP_REFERER=
HTTP_URL=/Who-We-Are/About-Us.cfm
HTTP_USER_AGENT=CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
LOCAL_ADDR=10.0.0.111
PATH_INFO=
PATH_TRANSLATED=C:\inetpub\wwwroot\dhs\Who-We-Are\About-Us.cfm
QUERY_STRING=
REMOTE_ADDR=10.0.0.65
REMOTE_HOST=10.0.0.65
REMOTE_USER=
REQUEST_METHOD=GET
SCRIPT_NAME=/Who-We-Are/About-Us.cfm
SERVER_NAME=preview.dhsprogram.com
SERVER_PORT=80
SERVER_PORT_SECURE=0
SERVER_PROTOCOL=HTTP/1.1
SERVER_SOFTWARE=Microsoft-IIS/10.0
WEB_SERVER_API=
Cookie Variables:
CSRFTOKEN=35CABDE579E64940EDAE0CD622E2913B35A109F6
Request Parameters:
anonnoreadelements=
applockname=CS_App_Site1_1
archiveemail=archive@dhsprogram.com
assetsdir=/assets/
author_approve_whereclause=(VersionState = 2)
authormode=0
authorok=1
browser=Struct (13)
browserallincluded=1
cachefilesused=1
cachestatus=Complex type
cfflushcount=0
cgivars=Struct (49)
cloudfrontkeypairid=K3LSHNFSZFMIUC
cloudfronturl=d1vyaiefsqy4pf
constants=Complex type
cors.isCorsRequest=NO
cp=Struct (123)
cs_init_timings=Struct (23)
cs_isdashboardcmd=0
cs_request_start_memory=3002925056
cs_runningdashboardcmdcode=0
csrftoken=35CABDE579E64940EDAE0CD622E2913B35A109F6
customerinfo=Complex type
customsearch=Struct (11)
dbdsn=measure_db
debugstate=Struct (1)
dhspagesyncdata=Struct (1)
disablehideformenus=0
dsource=dhs_legacy_live
editmode=0
element=Struct (42)
elementrundetail=Struct (0)
elementsrun=0
environment=Struct (5)
finalreportids=5,26,21,10,18,30,39
finalreportna=139,315,445,488,107,138,459,518
formattedtimestamp=2024-06-24 06:11:42
hivbold=1,3,8,9
imgdir=/images/
includerootdir=/
initialsiteid=1
initticks=1719209502279
jswarnmessage=
lockid=0
mainpage=Struct (84)
maxperms=Complex type
modewhereclause=(VersionState = 2)
modewhereclause_page=(VersionState = 2)
noauthorreason=
nondashboardincludedone=1
obcountires=EG,ZM
package=Struct (0)
page=Struct (84)
pageperms=Complex type
pagesync=Struct (4)
params=Struct (1)
params_formfields=
params_urlfields=
previewmode=0
readmodewhereclause=(VersionState = 2)
renderelementdata=Struct (0)
renderfordiff=0
renderforprint=0
renderstate=Struct (73)
req_cam_callcount=1
req_inittimestamp=2024-06-24 06:11:42.264
req_sequenceid=220682
req_startticks=1719209502264
rootdir=/
rootpath=
rooturldatasetadmin=https://preview.dhsprogram.com/data/dataset_admin
samesite_value=
serverdatasource=commonspot-sites
sessionlockname=Session_1_736238C4C3593948B62E6744595168B0.cfusion
sessionstring=1_736238C4C3593948B62E6744595168B0.cfusion
site=Struct (74)
siteid=1
styleids=Struct (248)
stylenames=Struct (248)
subsite=Struct (0)
subsitecache=Struct (46)
subsitecachebysecuritypageid=Struct (46)
subsiteid=17
templaterootdir=/
timestamp={ts '2024-06-24 06:11:42'}
trustcachestatus=1
typefactory=Complex type
udslockname=CS_Customer_commonspot-users
updatingschemas=0
user=Struct (30)
usersdatasource=commonspot-users
wanterrorsrethrown=0
warnmessage=
xmlbrowser=Struct (13)
Server Variables:
ADF=Struct (15)
COMMONSPOT=Struct (44)
EMAILALERTKEY=VYPdt1zd5ficUBPHcLBjNA==
SURVEYINFO_ACTIVE_DATE=2024-6-26
coldfusion=Struct (10)
os=Struct (5)
system=Struct (2)
Session Variables:
_csrf_token=35CABDE579E64940EDAE0CD622E2913B35A109F6
adf=Struct (0)
authormode=0
contributemode=read
currentpageid=0
debugmode=0
debugstate=Struct (1)
editmode=0
environment=Struct (5)
hasusertempfiles=0
language=Struct (216)
lastupdate=Struct (2)
lastuserupdate=1719209502279
lockid=0
lockobjectid=0
lockobjecttype=
locktype=
logintime=
ownedobjecttypes=
pendingapprovalpages=
pendingapprovals=
previewmode=0
requestedversiontimestamp=
sessionid=736238C4C3593948B62E6744595168B0.cfusion
sessionstring=1_736238C4C3593948B62E6744595168B0.cfusion
urltoken=CFID=1948231&CFTOKEN=c2e9ff952cc1ed5f-D8B67395-FCB8-1FB9-CB6549394AB83C76&jsessionid=736238C4C3593948B62E6744595168B0.cfusion
usagelist=
user=Struct (30)
xmlbrowser=Struct (13)
xmlenvironment=Struct (5)
Debug Rendering Time: 16 ms