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.

Nov 26, 2015
Fourteen percent of teenage girls are already mothers


"...According to her, statistics from the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2014 indicated that 14 per cent of girls aged 15-19 had started child bearing. 'The situation is a source of worry for policy makers, social workers and other human service providers due to its negative repercussion on the girl-child,' she stated..."

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