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 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..."

Jun 13, 2018
UP govt to launch rotavirus vaccine in July in all districts

Shailvee Sharda
TIMES OF INDIA (Lucknow, India)

"According to the National Family Health Survey-4, about 15% of all children under five suffer from diarrhoea in UP each year against the national average of 9.2%..."

Jun 05, 2018
No fees and no questions for being late, second phase of birth registration campaign in Myanmar begins

UNICEF (Nay Pye Taw, Myanmar)

"Although Myanmar has made remarkable progress, the births of two out of 10 children under the age of five (around 1.3 million children) have not been officially recorded in Myanmar according to the Demographic and Health Survey (2015-2016)."