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.
Health minister bemoans tradition of doctors and field staff dodging rural duties
bdnews24.com (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
"...The health ministry’s population research and training institute, NIPORT, has conducted the survey with financial and technical support from the USAID. The US-based ICF International also supported this biggest ever survey of the health sector. The 2014 edition, seventh DHS conducted in Bangladesh since 1993-94, collected data from more than 17,500 ever-married women aged between 15 years and 49 years in over 17,000 households nationwide..."