Journalists worldwide write about The DHS Program results. The dissemination of DHS, SPA and HIV data is often widely covered by media in survey countries, but journalists also use The DHS Program data throughout the year as background information for their stories, or to compare health and development indicators across countries. These data are also used by journalists in the United States and other developed countries, as it is considered the gold standard of population, health and nutrition data. Below are some examples of recent news coverage. Please note: The links below are to websites outside The DHS Program.
Aug 25, 2016
What the World’s Population Will Look Like in 2050: By the Numbers
NEWSWEEK (New York, NY)
"...7.6 – The fertility rate of women in Niger, which represents the highest rate in the world..."
Aug 18, 2016
How birth control changed everything for a young mother in Uganda
BUSINESS INSIDER (Australia)
"...According to the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, the median age of first birth for women in Uganda is 18.9 years old. That figure reflects the age at which women between the ages of 20 and 49 reported having their first child..."
Aug 09, 2016
Reflecting Rural Sanitation Work Progress
AGENCE KAMPUCHEA PRESSE (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
"...According to the Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey 2014, in Cambodia more than 32 percent of children under five years old are stunted, 24 percent underweight, and 10 percent wasted..."
Aug 02, 2016
What exclusive breastfeeding does for baby, family, nation
DAILY TRUST (Abuja, Nigeria)
"...only 17% of children are exclusively breastfed in Nigeria, according to the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS)..."