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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.

Nov 19, 2014
Nigeria FG adopts new child survival strategy to combat under five mortality

"...According to [Supervising Minister of Health Dr. Khaliru Alhassan], Nigeria’s intervention programmes will be scaled up by the new strategy given the improvements made in reducing under-five mortality rate between 2010 and 2013. The National Demographic and Health Survey 2013 have shown some improvement in total under-five mortality rates from 157/1000 live births in 2008 to 128/1000 live births in 2013..."  http://leadership.ng/news/health/390966/fg-adopts-new-child-survival-strategy-combat-five-mortality-minister
Nov 03, 2014
FP2020 Progress Report

Family Planning 2020

In the two years since the London Summit, FP2020 has made remarkable progress. The first year was a period of formation; the second has been one of growing momentum and measurable results. In this second annual progress report we document the advances made over the past year, including additional commitments from countries, increased disbursements from donors, and progress across multiple sectors. The measurement systems established to track progress are now yielding the first set of annual results.

Oct 16, 2014
Birth rate drops in Bangladesh

Porimol Palma
THE DAILY STAR (Bangladesh)

According to the Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey 2011 (BDHS-2011), the total fertility rate in Bangladesh is 2.3, a significant decline from 6.3 in 1975.AdvertisementUbaidur Rob, country director of the international NGO, Population Council, thinks Bangladesh is very close to the replacement level.

Oct 16, 2014
Limited support for key populations undermines Ugandan HIV control

IRIN NEWS (Kampala, Uganda)

"...In Uganda, the national HIV prevalence rate is 7.3 percent, a rise from 6.4 percent over the past five years. This is compared to the estimated prevalence rates of 15-40 percent in fishing communities, 37 percent among sex workers, 18 percent in the partners of sex workers, 13 percent in MSM, and 18.2 percent among men in the uniformed services..."

Oct 07, 2014
Teenage Pregnancy in Nigeria: Facts and Truth

Let Girls Lead

"...To illustrate how serious the situation of early pregnancy is in Nigeria, I took a look at the recently published "Demographic and Health Survey 2013." In Nigeria, an estimated 23 percent of women aged 15-19 years have begun childbearing, of which 17 percent have had their first child and 5 percent are pregnant with their first child. Also, 32 percent of teenagers in rural areas have begun childbearing, as opposed to 10 percent in the urban areas of Nigeria. The report shows disparities within the geopolitical zones as follows: Northwest (36 percent);Northeast (32 percent);North Central (19 percent);South Central (12 percent);South East (8 percent );and South West (8 percent)..."