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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.

Oct 16, 2014
UN Further Refines Population Projections: 80 Percent Probability of 10-12 Billion People by 2100

Elizabeth Leahy Madsen
NEW SECURITY BEAT, WOODROW WILSON CENTER (Washington, DC)

"...New Demographic and Health Survey results for Nigeria, although estimating a slightly lower current fertility rate of 5.5 children per woman, indicate that the rate has dropped by just 0.2 children per woman in 10 years, and that family planning use has been stagnant for five..."

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