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.
THE IRISH TIMES (Dublin, Ireland)
"...According to the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2011, although knowledge of at least one contraceptive method is almost universal, the contraceptive prevalence rate is only 30 per cent. Modern methods account for 26 per cent and traditional methods, such as Sheba's "safe days", account for 4 per cent...."