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.

Jul 11, 2018
World Population Day Measures without discrimination must says Yogi Adityanath

DNA INDIA (Uttar Pradesh)

"...In India, according to National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4) current use of family planning methods among married women (15-49 years) is 53.5%, and unmet need of family planning was 12.9%..."

Jul 11, 2018
Teenage pregnancy a ticking bomb

Lucia Laboso
THE STAR (Kenya)

"...The Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, 2014 reveals that 23 per cent of adolescent girls aged 15–19 have an unmet family planning need. This means the girls would like to delay or stop childbearing but are unable to access the necessary information, supplies and services..."

Jul 10, 2018
Fewer malaria nets lower costs more protection

Stephanie Desmon

"..According to recently released results from the 2017 Tanzania Malaria Indicator Survey, more than 70 percent of people in those regions had an insecticide-treated net to sleep under in 2017.."

Jul 10, 2018
The condom stigma in Myanmar

Htet Htet Naing and Thomas Kean

"...According to the 2015-16 Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey, 51 percent of married women aged 15 to 49 are using modern contraception, with injectables (28 percent), pills (14 percent) and female sterilisation (5 percent) the most common..."

Jun 13, 2018
Goedgedacht A South African Success Story

Aidan Jones
HUFFINGTON POST (Goedgedacht, South Africa)

"Statistics South Africa's 2016 South Africa Demographic and Health Surveyreported that 27 percent of children between 0 and 5 years old were stunted..."