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 2, 2015
Strategic measures needed to curb teenage pregnancy


"...According to the 2014 Demographic and Health Survey of Ghana, he said, 14 per cent of adolescent girls aged between 15 and 19 are either mothers or pregnant with their first child, indicating that the figure was substantial, with the percentage as high as 22 per cent in some regions..."

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