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 11, 2018
Karnataka governments's per capita investment in health lowest among South states

Oommen C Kurian & Rakesh Kumar Sinja

"...NFHS-4 results show that more than one-third (36%) children under five years of age are still stunted, or too short for their age. A similar percentage (35%) of children are underweight, prone to both chronic and acute undernutrition..."

May 05, 2018
Nepal’s first batch of midwives to be produced next year

THE HIMALAYAN TIMES (Kathmandu, Nepal)

"Reducing the maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births is one of the key targets for Nepal. According to Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2016, the country has 239 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births."

May 04, 2018
Panos Africa for increased momentum to eliminate malaria in Malawi

Arkangel Tembo-Mana

"...There was a decline in malaria prevalence from 33% in 2014 to 24% percent in 2017, while possession of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) increased from 70% in 2014 to 82% in 2017.."

Apr 27, 2018
Malawi Making Strides in Fighting Malaria

Yamikani Yapuwa
ALL AFRICA (Blantyre)

"According to the report, 24 percent of children aged 6-59 months tested positive for malaria nationwide, a decline from 33 percent in 20I4. Malaria prevalence varies from as low as 11 percent in the Northern Region to 26 percent in both the Central and Southern regions"

Mar 15, 2018
National Family Health Survey underscores need for serious discussion on marital rape

Urvashi Prasad

"The latest round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) reveals some disturbing statistics about spousal violence. It shows that 31 per cent of ever-married women have experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence at the hands of their spouse, with physical abuse being the most common..."