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.
Oct 11, 2015
Power of the adolescent girl
Oct 10, 2015
Government spending for family planning drops
"...And contraceptive use has hovered at 10% for the past 10 years with marked differences in rural and urban areas as well as by region. While only 25% of married women in the south west currently use modern methods to plan their families, in the north east, only 3% of women do, according to figures from the National Demographic Health Survey..."http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/govt-spending-for-family-planning-drops/114361.html
Oct 08, 2015
Childhood malnutrition still remains a problem in the Gambia
CHERNO OMAR BOBB
"...She said the Demographic and Health Survey (2013)
has revealed that stunting - being too short for age - affects 25 per
cent of children under five in the country, while wasting - being too
thin for height - affects 12 per cent of the under-five population..."
Oct 01, 2015
Sep 30, 2015
Gambia demographic health survey 2013 report launched
THE POINT (BANJUL, THE GAMBIA)
"In his launching statement on behalf of the Minister of Finance, the Health Minister, Omar Sey, said the 2013 Gambia Demographic and Health Survey (GHDS) was conducted by the Gambia Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the National Population Commission Secretariat. This was the first demographic and health survey conducted in The Gambia under the Worldwide Programme, a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), he said..."