DHS in the News

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.

Mar 31, 2017
NFHS4 survey reveals women more empowered socially financially than in NFHS3 estimate

WEB INDIA123 (New Delhi, India)

"The fourth National Family Health Survey 2015-16 reveals a strong wave of women empowerment indicators for female health, literacy, financial means and age of marriage in comparison to NFHS-3(2005-06) estimates, the Lok Sabha was informed today.In a written reply, Health and Family Welfare Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste said according to NFHS-3 estimates, 55.1 per cent women aged 15-49 were literate that increased to 68.4 per cent in NFHS-4 data..."