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.

Dec 26, 2021
Because govt didn’t ask the girls, we did

Jane Borges
MID-DAY (India)

"...According to the recently released National Family Health Survey-5 data, 23.3 per cent of women (age 20-24 years) reported that they got married before the age of 18, a marginal decline from 27 per cent in 2015-16 (NFHS 4)..."

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