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.

Nov 11, 2015
Winding road to family planning uptake


"...Nationwide, contraceptive use has risen markedly in recent years. The 2010 Malawi Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) reported that 46% of Malawian women ages between 15-49 in marriages were using a method, with 43% using modern methods..."

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