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 26, 2018
Zimbabwe in 10 numbers


"About 27% of children under the age of five suffer stunted growth, with 9% severely stunted because of poor nutrition, the 2015 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey report revealed."

Jul 11, 2018
Tanzanias local radio in fight against forced marriage and female genital cutting

UNESCO (Ngorongoro District, Tanzania)

"...The area represents one of the most prevalent areas for FGM practice with Arusha ranking third nationally at 41% according to the 2015/2016 Tanzanian Demographic and Health Survey..."

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..."