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 25, 2022
Expectations from the Union budget 2022: With special reference to the IVF Healthcare industry

Dr Kshitiz Murdia

"...India’s fertility rates have been on the decline over the past two decades. In the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2015-16 survey, the national Total Fertility Rate (TFR) was determined to be 2.2, down from 2.7 in the NFHS 2005-06 survey. The latest data from National Family Health Survey reports that the fertility rate in India has been crumbling, with the 2019-21 survey putting it at an all-time low of 2 children per woman..."

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