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.

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)."

Jun 03, 2018
Making PH less hostile to children

INQUIRER.NET (Philippines)

"The numbers on teen pregnancy are supported by the 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), which showed one out of every 10 Filipino women aged 15-19 experiencing pregnancy."

May 28, 2018
Nigerias fight against Sexual and Gender Based Violence


"Statistics also from the National Demographic and Health Survey (2013) indicates that nearly 3 in every 10 Nigerian women have experienced physical violence by age 15."

May 26, 2018
Vasectomies Slowly Gaining Acceptance in Kenya

Rael Ombuor

"A 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey indicated that contraceptive use in Kenya has contributed to a decrease in fertility rates, from 4.6 to 3.9 children per woman."

May 19, 2018
School dropout aggravates child marriage scenario

Ghasiram Panda
BIG WIRE (India)

"Around 27 % girl child is getting married before the legal age in India, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – 4."