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 9, 2014
Bridging family planning gap in Nigeria

Hassan Zaggi

"Recently, stakeholders in the health sector, especially family planning experts concluded their 3rd family planning conference in Abuja.The conference was convened as a result of the concern and anxiety occasioned by the revelation from the 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) results/finding which showed a great disparity between knowledge of family planning techniques and actual usage. Knowledge of Family Planning in Nigeria is put at 85 per cent while actual use is only 10 per cent..."

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