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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.

Jul 20, 2012
India lowers HIV estimate part of wider trend

Brenda Wilson
July 6, 2007

...Pav Govindasamy, who coordinated Ethiopia's demographic health survey, says there was a built in bias in the data because few women in the country use the clinics...

Jul 20, 2012
How does the HIV AIDS rate in DC compare


How does the HIV/AIDS rate in DC compare? [infographic]

Jul 19, 2012
Liberia malaria indicator survey launched

C.Y. Kwanue

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH/SW) on Tuesday launched the USAID funded 2011 Liberia Malaria Indicator Survey (LMIS) in Monrovia...

Jul 19, 2012
Training journalists to use health data

 Erica Nybro, MEASURE DHS

...MEASURE DHS (Demographic and Health Surveys), in collaboration with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) hosted a training-of-trainers in July in Entebbe, Uganda, to start developing a set of tools that African journalists can use to train others to use DHS data in reporting. This set of tools, and the possibility for future training, will be disseminated in collaboration with the newly founded African Health Journalists Association...

Jul 12, 2012
PopCom campaigns health for all

Angie B. Antonio

The result of the 2008 National Demographic and Health Survey mentioned that unmet need for family planning is the highest among the poor (28 percent) and less educated (29 percent) compared to country’s average (22 percent). The poor exhibited the lowest contraceptive use (26 percent).