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.

Oct 10, 2015
Government spending for family planning drops


"...And contraceptive use has hovered at 10% for the past 10 years with marked differences in rural and urban areas as well as by region. While only 25% of married women in the south west currently use modern methods to plan their families, in the north east, only 3% of women do, according to figures from the National Demographic Health Survey..."

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