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.

Jun 10, 2017
One million reasons why we should keep girls in school

Wachira Kigotho

"National population datasets from the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2014 indicate 33 per cent of girls without formal education have already begun childbearing, compared to just 12 per cent with secondary education or higher level of education..."