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 18, 2022
Study finds infants born in cities have an increased mortality rate

Health Europa

"...Neonatal Mortality rate (NMR) has been declining in sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, where historically rural areas had a higher NMR compared with urban. The 2015–2016 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) in Tanzania showed an exacerbation of an existing pattern with significantly higher NMR in urban areas. The study’s objective was to understand this disparity in SSA countries and examine the specific factors potentially underlying this association in Tanzania..."

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