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 7, 2022
That Twisted Maternal Mortality Ratio from Kwara

THIS DAY (Lagos, Nigeria)
"...The National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) 2018 indicates that “The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) for Nigeria is 512 deaths per 100,000 live births for the seven-year period before the survey. The confidence interval for the 2018 MMR ranges from 447 to 578 deaths per 100,000 live births”. Rafiu, let’s talk about maternal mortality: “Maternal mortality”, according to the NDHS (2018) includes “deaths of women during pregnancy, delivery, and 42 days after delivery excluding deaths that were due to accidents of violence..." 
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