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.

Aug 8, 2020
Mitigating COVID-19 Threat To Adolescent Health

Mohammed Ibrahim Yaba
DAILY TRUST (Kaduna, Nigeria)

"...More than four in 10 women are married by age 18, says the country’s latest Demographic Health Survey. Among the 15-19-year-olds, one in five is already a mother or pregnant with her first child. And only 3.2% of married 15-19-year-olds use any method of contraception..."

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