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 15, 2017
Less than 50 percent households in Assam use improved sanitation facilities

Gaurav Das
THE TIMES OF INDIA (Guwahati, India)

"A total of 439 villages in Assam have been declared open defecation-free (ODF) but only 47.7% of households used 'improved sanitation facilities', the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-4 said..."