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DHS in the News

Journalists worldwide write about MEASURE DHS results. The dissemination of DHS, SPA and HIV data is often widely covered by media in survey countries, but journalists also use MEASURE DHS 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 MEASURE DHS.

Nov 5, 2012
Desperation drives commercial sex workers back to profession

Robert Tapfumaneyi
HAZ HIV/AIDS ZIMBABWE CHARITY

"According to the 2010-11 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS), there has been a slight decrease in Zimbabwe’s HIV prevalence since 2005-06. 15% of Zimbabwean adults are HIV-positive compared with 18 % in the 2005-06..."

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