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.

Feb 25, 2021
Global charity patches together stat about African teen lockdown pregnancies

Mandy Lombo and Cayley Clifford
AFRICA CHECK (Johannesburg, South Africa)

"...World Vision told Africa Check it used two statistics to calculate the figure. The first was on pregnancies in women aged 15 to 19 from the 2015/16 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey. It showed that 10% of these were among young women with some level of secondary education or higher. This figure was used as a 'regional proxy' to represent the situation across sub-Saharan Africa..."

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