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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.

May 22, 2016
Life expectancy in Africa on the rise -- WHO report

Solomon Asaba
THE NEW TIMES (Kigali, Rwanda)

"...The recent Demographic and Health Survey (RDHS-V), shows that from 2005, maternal health indicators improved with antenatal healthcare provided by skilled health workers increasing from 94 per cent in 2005 to 99 percent in 2014-15..."