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.
Diarrhea no longer major cause of under five deaths
"...A new set of the preliminary results of Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2011 released Tuesday showed the water-borne disease accounts for only 2 percent of all under-5 deaths in 2011 which was 6.9 percent in 2004..."