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.

May 15, 2020
United Nations COVID-19 Emergency Appeal Zambia

United Nations OCHA, UN Country Team in Zambia
Lusaka, Zambia

...According to 2018 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) more than 36 per cent of Zambia’s population lacked access to safe water and more than 67 per cent lacked access to basic sanitation. An estimated 10 per cent of the population practiced open defecation while 76 per cent of households did not have access to a hand washing facility...

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