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.

Sep 21, 2012
Bangladesh government plans intensified campaign for population control

Dhaka, Bangladesh

...Bangladesh population grew to over 160 million from 50 million in 1960 while the sixth Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) reported that 38 per cent of total population was not using any contraceptive...

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