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DHS in the News

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.

Jun 10, 2017
One million reasons why we should keep girls in school

Wachira Kigotho

"National population datasets from the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2014 indicate 33 per cent of girls without formal education have already begun childbearing, compared to just 12 per cent with secondary education or higher level of education..."

Jun 01, 2017
Rwanda Unveils Continental Nutrition Plant

Priyanka V Gupta

"As per the National Family Health Survey, 2015-16 (NFHS-4), 58.4 percent of children in the age group 6-59 months, 53.0 percent of women (15-49 years) and 22.7 percent of men (15-49 years) are anaemic in India..."

May 30, 2017
Salvation Army calls on government for help to stop violence against women

SANDTON CHRONICLE (Johannesburg, South Africa)

"Holmes noted that Statistics SA reports from its recent 2016 Demographic and Health Survey, released earlier this week, that 26 per cent of women experiencing physical abuse fall into the lowest wealth bracket..."

May 29, 2017
South African children not growing adequately

Vuyo Mkize
IOL (Cape Town, South Africa)

"One in three boys and one in four girls under the age of five in South Africa are considered short for their age, or stunted..."


May 16, 2017
Govts quest to improve Namibias sanitation

Staff Contributor
NEW ERA (Namibia)

"According to the Namibia Demographic and Health Survey report of 2013, 24 percent of Namibian children under the age of five have stunted growth and this negatively affects their cognitive development..."