DHS in the News
Journalists worldwide write about MEASURE DHS results. The dissemination of DHS, SPA and HIV data is often widely covered by media in survey countries, but journalists also use MEASURE DHS 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 MEASURE DHS.
Bangladesh: Educating girls lowers maternal death rate
...The Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) showed that the percentage of uneducated girls and women from the age of six in rural areas dropped from 50 percent in 1993 to 32 percent in 2007; in urban areas the figure fell from 34 percent in 1993, and to 23 percent in 2007...