DHS 2006-2007

May 11, 2009 | Demographic Health Survey

The 2006/2007 Solomon Islands Demographic and Health Survey (2007 SIDHS) was one of four pilot DHSs in the Pacific under the ADB/SPC Regional DHS Pilot Project. The primary objective of the survey was to provide up-to-date information for policy-makers, planners, researchers and program managers to use in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of population and health programs in the country. The survey was intended to provide key estimates of the demographics and health of the country. In addition, the content of the survey was expanded to include questions on disability and gender-related violence.

The findings of the 2007 SIDHS are very important for measuring the achievements of family planning and other health programs. To ensure better understanding and use of these data, the results of the survey should be widely disseminated at different planning levels. Different dissemination techniques will be used to reach different segments of society.