Journalists’ Guide to the Demographic and Health Surveys

This is a guide explaining what the Demographic and Health Surveys is, what information it collects, and how journalists can use this information.

The guide explains that using data from a reputable source like the DHS adds credibility and context to a news story, and that stories about population and health can affect millions of people. It also notes that the news stories created based on these data have the potential to influence policymakers and program managers,educate the public, and ultimately help people live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Guide includes examples of DHS data, examples of the kinds of journalists who use it, how the data can add depth to stories, examples of news stories from around the world based on DHS data, and a glossary of demographic terms. HIGHLIGHT: Glossary of demographic terms.

Last modified: July 23, 2021

Language: English