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.

Feb 22, 2021
1.15 Million Children, 122,472 communities, 57 countries, 30 years: New dataset combines Demographic and Health Surveys with geographic information systems

Zhe Guo, Wahid Quabili, Liangzhi You, and Derek Headey
IFPRI BLOG (Washington, DC, USA)

"...To close these data gaps, the Advancing Research on Nutrition and Agriculture (ARENA) project—funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the IFPRI-led CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)—constructed a large multi-level, multi-country dataset combining individual and household level nutrition, health, and socioeconomic data from the Demographic and Health Surveys with a wide variety of community-level geographic information systems (GIS) data on agricultural production, agroecology, climate, demography, and infrastructure..."

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