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.

Oct 11, 2023
Around 5.7 million children to receive measles-rubella vaccine

Arjun Poudel
THE KATHMANDU POST (Kathmandu, Nepal)

"...A report of the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey-2022 carried out by the Ministry of Health and Population shows that four percent of children in the 12 months to 23 months age group have received no vaccination. This figure was just one percent in 2016..."

Oct 09, 2023
Trauma to triumph: ASHA helping women overcome depression in India

Sanket Jain
DEVEX (India)

"...It is evident from the 2019-21 National Family Health Survey, which found that just 14% of women who experienced physical or sexual violence sought help..."

Oct 09, 2023
Fight against FGM in Singida gets new drive

Abby Nkungu
DAILY NEWS (Tanzania)

"...According to the Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey report (TDHS) for the year 2015 – 2016, the leading regions that practice FGM in the country include Manyara (58 per cent), Dodoma (47 per cent), Arusha 41 per cent, Mara 32 per cent and Singida 31 per cent..."

Oct 07, 2023
Malnutrition: Jharkhand’s silent crisis and the heartbreaking tales behind the statistics

Saksham Agrawal

"...using the data from the National Family Health Survey 5 (NFHS 5): "36 percent of children are stunted and this is according to the government figures which means that every third child in the country is suffering from stunting…"

Oct 06, 2023
Sh16m boost for maternal and child health

Elizabeth Ojina

"...The Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2022 report showed that 11.1 per cent of girls aged 15-19 years in Kisumu have experienced pregnancy..."