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.
THE NEW TIMES (Kigali, Rwanda)
"...From a sample of 13,497 women aged 15 to 49 in 12,699 households and 6,217 men aged 15 to 59 in half of the selected households, there was significant reduction in maternal and infant mortality, improvement in use of insecticide treated mosquito nets and access to contraceptives..."