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.

Dec 21, 2021
Study finds impressive improvement in malaria testing rates at health facilities in Uganda


"...Similarly, the Uganda malaria indicator survey 2018/19 (population-based survey) indicated that children under five with a fever in the two weeks preceding the survey who had blood taken from a finger or heel for testing could go as high as 70 percent in some districts..."

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