October 2014,

Vysnova Partners Inc. (Vysnova) staff member, under a subcontract with ICF International, completed a field assignment in the Republic of South Africa as part of USAID’S Demographic Health Survey Program. Our staff member, worked closely with Statistics South Africa (STATS SA) and South African Research Council (SA MRC) together with other stakeholders to design the 2015 South African DHS questionnaires. Vysnova staff members have successfully completed similar activities in Liberia, Togo, and Lesotho.

About the DHS Program:
The USAID Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program (formerly the Monitoring and Evaluation to Assess and Use Results (MEASURE) DHS Program) which was initiated in 1984, provides technical assistance to middle and low income countries to implement the Program’s household level Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), AIDS Indicator Surveys, and Malaria Indicator Surveys, as well as facility level Service Provision Assessment Surveys, and qualitative research. DHS provides a range of data collection options that are tailored to fit specific monitoring and evaluation needs of host countries related to women’s and children’s health, fertility, mortality, family planning, nutrition, HIV, malaria, and NCDs. In addition to assisting with survey implementation, The DHS Program provides assistance with dissemination and use of data, GIS, biomarker data collection and lab testing, creating maintaining archives and building institutional capacity all along the survey continuum from data collection to use.

About Vysnova:
Vysnova Partners Inc. is a fast growing firm that partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional and technical services on a worldwide basis. Our firm provides a broad range of professional, technical and institutional support services across multiple practice areas which include Management Consulting, Acquisition Programs, Global Health, Research and Development in the Life Sciences, Education and Training and Direct Medical Care. We provide these services to client organizations at the Department of Defense, U.S. Agency for International Development, Department of State, local State Governments and private sector partners. Vysnova is a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).