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The 2015 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS) was implemented by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) from July through December 2015, with a nationally representative sample of over 11,000 households. All women age 15-49 and all men age 15-54 in these households were eligible for individual interviews. The 2015 ZDHS is a follow-up survey to the 1988, 1994, 1999, 2005-06, and 2010-11 ZDHS surveys and provides updated estimates of basic demographic and health indicators.

Other agencies and organisations that facilitated the successful implementation of the survey through technical or financial support were the Government of Zimbabwe, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Royal Danish Embassy, the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the European Union (EU), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA). ICF International provided technical assistance through The DHS Program, a USAID-funded project that provides support and technical assistance for the implementation of population and health surveys in countries worldwide.

This Key Indicators report presents a first look at selected findings of the 2015 ZDHS. A comprehensive analysis of the data will be presented in a Final Report to be published later in 2016.