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 ABC strategy was largely credited with reducing HIV prevalence from 18 percent in the early 1990s to about 6 percent in 2000. However, since then, prevalence has begun to rise again, going from 6.4 percent in 2005 to 7.3 percent in 2011, according to the most recent AIDS Indicator Survey. And despite years of HIV prevention messages, condom use remains erratic..."