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 06, 2019
Create a support system for women

Lalita Panicker

"According to the National Family Health Survey-4, almost 30 per cent of married women in India between the ages of 15-49 have reported experiencing spousal violence at least once..."
Sep 24, 2019
Make contraception services youth-friendly

Evelyn Samba

"The Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2014 shows that a significant proportion of youth aged 15-19 are already bearing children. At 15, three out of 100 girls are either pregnant or have given birth to their first child, which rises to 40 by age 19."
Sep 23, 2019
47% Of Indias Poorest Children Not Fully Immunised

Pankti Antani
INDIA SPEND (Mumba, India)

"Children aged 12-23 months who had received one dose each of Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccine for tuberculosis and measles vaccine, and three doses each of Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus (DPT) vaccine and polio vaccine, were counted as fully immunised. Nationwide, 38% of children were not fully immunised"
Sep 21, 2019
Imbuto Foundation in fresh bid to tackle teen pregnancies

James Peter Nkurunziza

"It comes at a time statistics show a worrying trend of teen pregnancies. Teen pregnancy rates increased from 6.1 per cent in 2010 to 7.3 per cent in 2015, according to the Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey 2014-2015."
Sep 18, 2019
Use of modern contraception methods witnesses no increase

Sabitri Dhakal
THE HIMALYAN TIMES (Kathmandu, Nepal)

"The 2016 survey revealed that 42.8 per cent of women of reproductive age between 15-49 use modern contraception methods of family planning. The number of women using modern contraception methods of family planning was 43.2 per cent in 2011."