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.
During pandemic, some Ugandan Catholic women consider using birth control
"...Uganda has an average fertility rate of five children per woman. The rate of contraceptive use is 31 percent, while 19 percent of women 15 to 49 do not want to get pregnant but have no access to family planning, according to the 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey..."