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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 07, 2017
India govt plans nutrition audits to track malnutrition in children

Neetu Chandra Sharma
LIVE MINT (New Delhi, India)

"Nearly every third child in India is undernourished—underweight (35.7%) or stunted (38.4%) and 21% of children under five years are wasted as per National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) 2015-16. Moreover, the NFHS-4 data indicates that every second child is anemic (58.4%)..."

Sep 06, 2017
Do 45 Percent of Nigerian Women Get Married Before Their 18th Birthday

David Ajikobi
AFRICA CHECK (Maiduguri, Nigeria)

"Nigeria's 2013 Demographic and Health Survey found that 47.7% of women aged 20 to 49 years were married before their 18th birthday. The share ranged from a low of 42.8% for women aged 20 to 24, to a high of 55.5% for women between 45 and 49..."

Aug 28, 2017
Malaria prevalence drops in Ghana

Tatjana Kühne
PULSE (Ghana)

“The prevalence among children between six to 59 months is 21 per cent and I will say it’s a decrease because in 2014 we recorded 27 per cent and now it’s 21 per cent..."

Aug 11, 2017
State Largest Buyer Of Sexual Wellness Products


"The NFHS 2016 survey had also reported a sharp decline in numbers of women aged 20-24 years who were married before they were 18..."

Aug 09, 2017
Health minister asks DGP to ensure strict implementation of anti tobacco

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS (Chandigarh, India)

"With reduction in prevalence of Tobacco in males by 14.6% as per NFHS – 4 data, we are now aiming at “End game tobacco” by further reducing prevalence of tobacco use..."