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.
Feb 03, 2016
How Emotional Neglect is Turning Too Many Of Pakistan's Boys Into Criminals
BUZZFEED INDIA (Mumbai, India)
"...According to the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2012-2013, only 16% of men have completed more than secondary level of education..."
Jan 29, 2016
Kunene - where food is a luxury
THE NAMIBIAN (Windhoek, Namibia)
"...A 2013 Demographic and Health Survey compiled by the Ministry of Health and Social Services and Namibia Statistics Agency says 24% of children under five years are stunted..."
Jan 28, 2016
Women's Empowerment Will Accelerate Kenya's Economic Prosperity
THE WORLD POST
"...The magnitude of the challenges Kenya faces was brought home through some sombre statistics in the just-released 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS). One emerging trend is the increasing role of women as stewards in Kenyan families, with one out of every three households in Kenya being headed by a woman.
This might not be of much concern were it not for another statistic from the KDHS: half of Kenyan women only have primary school education, meaning that their potential for participating in socio-economic processes is hampered, and their families are on the whole fated to the lower rungs of demographics..."
Jan 25, 2016
Sex Won't Make You Dance Better; Sex In A Pool Won't Prevent Pregnancy
NPR GOATS AND SODA (Washington, DC)
"...According to the 2014 Kenya Demographic Health Survey, the rate of contraceptive use is lowest among women ages 15 to 19, and 15 percent of them have already given birth..."
Jan 20, 2016
Every 3rd below-5 kid in Haryana stunted
THE TRIBUNE (Chandigarh, India)
"...New trends contained in the first phase findings of National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16), which the government released today, show that in seven of the 15 states under study, either half of all under-five children or at least more than one in every three are stunted, meaning short for their age..."