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.

Feb 07, 2022
Zimbabwe, Rwanda exchange knowledge on tackling GBV

Alice Kagina

"...According to the latest Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey 2019-20 Final Report, on domestic violence, it’s reported that 46 per cent of ever-married women and 18 per cent of ever-married men have experienced spousal physical, sexual, or emotional violence..."

Feb 07, 2022
Youth Anti-FGM Network Kenya Launched In Kisii

Aunda Lavina

"...2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) report, the prevalence of FGM in Kisii County was at 84 per cent against the national prevalence of 21 per cent and there was a need to act fast in eradicating it..."

Jan 31, 2022
Fistula Repairs Redeeming Hope for Malawian Women

Josephine Chinele

"...One percent of Malawian women and girls of childbearing age have experienced the condition, according to the Malawi Demographic and Health Survey of 2015-16..."

Jan 25, 2022
Expectations from the Union budget 2022: With special reference to the IVF Healthcare industry

Dr Kshitiz Murdia

"...India’s fertility rates have been on the decline over the past two decades. In the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2015-16 survey, the national Total Fertility Rate (TFR) was determined to be 2.2, down from 2.7 in the NFHS 2005-06 survey. The latest data from National Family Health Survey reports that the fertility rate in India has been crumbling, with the 2019-21 survey putting it at an all-time low of 2 children per woman..."

Jan 24, 2022
New Pregnancy Policy Bears Twin Problems

Mubatsi Asinja Habati
THE INDEPENDENT (Kampala, Uganda)

"...The Uganda Demographic and Health Survey of 2016 done by Uganda Bureau of Statistics says 1 in 4 adolescent girls aged 15 -19 are already mothers or are pregnant with their first child while 64% girls have sex before the age 18. Teenage childbearing is higher in rural areas at 27% than in urban areas (19%)..."