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.

May 26, 2019
Society The Country of Lost Children

Asma Ghani
DAWN (Pakistan)

"Recent government data by the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2017-18 shows that 29 percent of women (age 25 to 49) were married by age 18, as compared to five percent of men (30 to 49 years)..."
May 25, 2019
These schoolgirls want an end to child marriage

Bukola Adebayo
CNN (Lagos, Nigeria)

"Close to 30% of women in their early 20s from low-income were married in their childhood compared to 10% of girls from wealthy homes in Nigeria, according to a UNICEF 2018 report..."
May 06, 2019
It was never too late for Elisha to get vaccinated

John Namkwahe
THE CITIZEN (Tanzania)

"Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey (TDHS) for the year 2015/16 reveals that basic vaccination coverage increases with household-wealth, from 65 per cent among children from the poorest households to 83 per cent among children from the wealthiest households..."
Apr 07, 2019
Put mothers and their newborns at center

Subhakar Baidya
SETOPATI (Panchthar District, Nepal)

"According to the 2016 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey, nearly 64% of urban women received a postnatal check-up within two days of delivery, as compared with 48% of rural women."
Mar 13, 2019
No Country for New Mothers

Mahwish Qayyum

"Citing the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2017-18, she says 19 percent of urban women and 41 percent of rural give birth at home..."