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 13, 2021
Big Steps Forward: Cameroon's Multi-Sector Approach to Reducing Pregnancy-Related Deaths

Leocadia Bongben

"...The Cameroon 2018 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) revealed that in 2011 the country’s Pregnancy-Related Mortality Ratio (PRMR) was 782 for every 100,000 live births. Seven years later however, there was a significant decline as the PRMR was now 467 deaths for every 100,000 live births..."

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