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 31, 2018
Poshan: Tackling malnourishment

Deepika Reddy
TELAGANA TODAY (Poshan, India)

"In NFHS(4), 35.7% children under 5 years of age are underweight and 38.4% are stunted indicating a reduction from the previous NFHS – 3 which reported 42.5% children under 5 years of age as underweight and 48% stunted."

Dec 25, 2018
Choose Iron Health Campaign to create awareness on iron deficiency

Yaw Ansah

"The 2014 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), discovered that 27 per cent of children were classified as mildly anaemic, 37 per cent were moderately anaemic, and two per cent were severely anaemic, which is attributed to iron deficiency."

Oct 18, 2018
Child malnutrition in Egypt: Breaking the vicious circle

Ingy Deif
AHRAM ONLINE (Cairo, Egypt)

"As for wasting, defined as low weight for height, it has increased significantly since 2000, especially among girls, standing at eight percent. Underweight stands at six per cent, and incidence of anemia at 27 percent..."

Oct 09, 2018
Tackling the Violence Faced by Women and Girls in Kenya

Agnes Odhiambo

"The 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey said 42 percent of women and 36 percent of men believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife for at least one of these reasons: if the wife burns the food, argues with him, goes out without telling him, neglects the children, or refuses sexual relations. According to the survey, 45 percent of women and girls aged 15-49 have experienced physical violence and 14 percent have experienced sexual violence."

Sep 15, 2018
Worries over vaccination apathy, high child mortality in Pakistan

Saleem Shaikh
SCI DEV NET (Islamabad)

"According to the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (2017–2018), only 66 per cent of children aged 12—23 months are fully vaccinated..."