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 18, 2020
Using agent based modeling and telecom data to inform COVID-19 response

Sveta Milusheva, Sophie Ayling, George Joseph, Chenjerai Sisimayi, and Aivin Solatorio

"...Information on mobility dynamics can feed into decision making around how to control the spread of the virus. We developed an Agent Based Model (ABM) which simulates how the virus could spread across and between districts using census and DHS data to characterize individuals..."

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