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 15, 2019
Govt in India reviewing parameters to measure stunting in child


"According to the National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4), 38.4 per cent children under five years of age are stunted or low height-for-age and 21 per cent wasted or low weight-for-height in India."
Sep 12, 2019
Committe On the Rights of the Child Concludes Its Consideration of the Report of Mozambique

ALL AFRICA (Mozambique)

"According to the Demographic and Health Survey from 2011, 9.3 per cent of girls aged 15 to 19 years had been abused sexually."
Sep 10, 2019
State of Nutrition: A reality check for India’s worst-performing states

Vertika Kanaujia

"Bihar is ahead of Uttar Pradesh in the dismal state of nutrition in children. As per the National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4), 43.9 percent of under-five children in Bihar are underweight, 15.2 percent severely underweight and 20.8 percent experiencing wasting."
Sep 09, 2019
Good Shepherd sisters in Kenya offer safe haven for pregnant girls in crisis

Lourine Oluoch

"In this country [Kenya] of nearly 50 million people, almost one in five girls aged 15-19 has already had a baby or is pregnant, according to the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey."
Sep 09, 2019
DSWD and partners to address teenage pregnancy in the Philippines

Charlene A. Cayabyab
SUN STAR (Angeles CIty)

"Meanwhile, the 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey also showed that one in 10 Filipino women, 15 to 19 years old, is already a mother or pregnant with her first child; and the number of teenage pregnancies is on the rise."