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.

Jan 30, 2017
Despite High Death Rates Women in Zimbabwe Skip Cervical Cancer Tests

Rumbi Chakamba

" Zimbabwe, where the 2015 Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey revealed that although nationally 79 percent of women had heard of cervical cancer, only 13 percent of them have had a test to screen for the disease..."