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.
POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU
"The preliminary results of one part of Haiti's 2012 Demographic and Health Survey show a continuing but more-rapid decline in the total fertility rate (TFR, the average number of children per woman) since Haiti's first DHS in 1994-1995..."
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