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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.

Sep 10, 1989
Birth control making inroads in populous Kenya

Jane Perlez
Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES (USA)

Kenya's birth rate has dropped, the first sign that the rate of population growth, the highest in the world, may be slowing, a Government survey shows.

In the last five years, the average number of children per Kenyan woman of childbearing age has dropped from 7.7 to 6.7, according to the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey of 1989....

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