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.

Jan 13, 2021
Making Childbirth Less Arduous for Pregnant Women

Rebecca Ejifoma
THISDAY (Lagos, Nigeria)

"...Every year, Nigeria loses 512 pregnant women out of every 100,000 of them during childbirth, an estimate by the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) 2018. This is a significant decrease compared to 917 maternal deaths the previous year..."

Read more>>