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 05, 2019
Badaru wants HIV, AIDS prevalence in Jigawa reduced

Bayo Muhammad Alabira

"According to him, 'The result of the survey shows a number of significant outcome, two per cent of women and two per cent of men, ages 15 and above, have difficulty or cannot function in at least one domain of disability or the other...'"
Dec 03, 2019
Infant mortality rate not decreasing

Shishir Moral

"The report said that in the past the mortality rate of one-year-old children had steadily decreased, but has come to a standstill over the last five years"
Nov 25, 2019
Nestlé Ghana campaign seeks to improve media attention on iron deficiency

"While 19% of children have been found to be stunted and 11% underweight in 2014 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), over 40% of women were found to be overweight or obese, indicating the double burden of malnutrition is present in the Ghanaian population...”
Oct 06, 2019
Create a support system for women

Lalita Panicker

"According to the National Family Health Survey-4, almost 30 per cent of married women in India between the ages of 15-49 have reported experiencing spousal violence at least once..."
Sep 24, 2019
Make contraception services youth-friendly

Evelyn Samba

"The Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2014 shows that a significant proportion of youth aged 15-19 are already bearing children. At 15, three out of 100 girls are either pregnant or have given birth to their first child, which rises to 40 by age 19."