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 20, 2020
COVID-19 challenge, opportunity in Addis Ababa

NEW BUSINESS ETHIOPIA (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

“…Immediately after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Ethiopia in March 2020, COVID-19 the government of Ethiopia and its development partners reviewed people’s access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) among other necessities using the latest round of the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey. As a result, the analysis shows that the current levels of access to water and soap are suboptimal to adopt the hand-washing recommendations…”

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