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.

Dec 7, 2020
Three ways geospatial data can help Pakistan during COVID-19

Emcet O. Tas and Najaf Zahra

"...Combined with statistical modeling and machine learning tools, satellite imagery and survey data can help identify potential hot spots and facilitate local responses. We recently collaborated with Fraym, a geospatial analysis firm, on a mapping exercise for Pakistan. The analysis combined geotagged household survey data (Demographic and Health Survey 2018) with satellite imagery to create localized population information at the level of one-square-kilometer..."

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