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.

Sep 01, 2018
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Shahina Maqbool
THE NEWS (Islamabad)

"Overall, 8% of women in the said age bracket had begun childbearing: 6% had had a live birth, and 2% were pregnant at the time of the interview..."

Aug 30, 2018
Survey finds Haitian women agree to be beaten by their husbands at least once

THE DAILY OBSERVER (Port Au Prince, Haiti)

"The survey which was sponsored by the Ministry of Public Health with the technical assistance from the World Programme on Demographic and Health Surveys found that after a significant decrease between 2005-2006 and 2012, from 31 to 17 percent, on average, the percentage of women who agreed with at least one reason justifying domestic violence remained unchanged between 2012 and 2017..."

Aug 30, 2018
Child nutritional and mortality rates improve says reports

Asma Ghani
THE TRIBUNE (Islamabad, Pakistan)

"Infant mortality was recorded at 62 deaths per 1,000 live births, down from 74% in the last survey of 2012-13. The under-five mortality rate was recorded at 74 deaths per 1,000 live births, down from 89 previously..."

Aug 06, 2018
Ghana experiences stagnated exclusive breastfeeding records

Christabel Addo

"Dr Nsaih-Asare in a News briefing and media orientation in Accra, for the 2018 World Breastfeeding Week, said the country’s EBF rates according to the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) [exclusive breastfeeding] stood at 52 per cent, with wide disparities."