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.

Aug 3, 2014
Experts seek answers on stalled improvement in reproductive health access

Ameto Akpe

"...According to the 2008 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) over 80 percent of pregnant women in Bauchi state birth their babies at home alone or assisted by unskilled birth attendants. Results from the 2013 NDHS released June this year highlights stalled progress in the area of reproductive health for women since 2003, with access unchanged since 2003 despite interventions and resources expended to improve reproductive health care for women in the country..."

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