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 23, 2019
47% Of Indias Poorest Children Not Fully Immunised

Pankti Antani
INDIA SPEND (Mumba, India)

"Children aged 12-23 months who had received one dose each of Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccine for tuberculosis and measles vaccine, and three doses each of Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus (DPT) vaccine and polio vaccine, were counted as fully immunised. Nationwide, 38% of children were not fully immunised"
Sep 21, 2019
Imbuto Foundation in fresh bid to tackle teen pregnancies

James Peter Nkurunziza

"It comes at a time statistics show a worrying trend of teen pregnancies. Teen pregnancy rates increased from 6.1 per cent in 2010 to 7.3 per cent in 2015, according to the Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey 2014-2015."
Sep 18, 2019
Use of modern contraception methods witnesses no increase

Sabitri Dhakal
THE HIMALYAN TIMES (Kathmandu, Nepal)

"The 2016 survey revealed that 42.8 per cent of women of reproductive age between 15-49 use modern contraception methods of family planning. The number of women using modern contraception methods of family planning was 43.2 per cent in 2011."
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."