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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.

Jun 30, 2015
Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water 2015 Assessment and MDG update

UNICEF and WHO (Geneva, Switzerland)

"Looking back on 25 years of water, sanitation and hygiene monitoring, the report provides a comprehensive assessment of progress since 1990. The MDG target for drinking water was achieved in 2010 but the world has missed the sanitation target by almost 700 million people. In 2015, 663 million people still lack improved drinking water sources, 2.4 billion lack improved sanitation facilities and 946 million still practice open defecation."

Jun 29, 2015
Attention au paludisme en ce temps de pluies-dormir sous la moustiquaire

Pao Gadiel

...Les résultats de la troisième Enquête Démographique et de Santé au Togo (EDST) montrent que la prévalence du paludisme est beaucoup plus élevée en milieu rural 47% qu'en milieu urbain (15%). C'est dans l'agglomération de Lomé que la prévalence du paludisme est la plus faible (8%) et c'est dans les régions de la Kara et des Plateaux (52% chacune) qu'elle est plus élevée.

Jun 25, 2015
Female genital mutilation: Why Egyptian girls fear the summer

Nick Thompson

...Ninety-two percent of married Egyptian women aged 15 to 49 have been subjected to FGM, according to a government report released in May. That figure is down from 97% in 2000, but the practice is still the norm here...

Jun 18, 2015
Kenyas net gains on malaria prevention threatened by climate change

Murithi Mutiga

"...In Kenya, child mortality fell by about 8% annually from 2005 on, with infant mortality declining from 52 deaths for every 1,000 live births in 2008/9 to 39 in 1,000 in 2014. The under-five mortality rate fell from 74 deaths for every 1,000 live births in 2008/9 to 52 deaths for every 1,000 live births in 2014..."

Jun 12, 2015
Tobacco control advocates demand higher tax on low priced cigarettes


"...Iqbal said the FED is believed to be a tax on items that the government wants to discourage because of their injurious impact on health. 'The government should raise taxes on most commonly used cigarettes to ensure people's health and well-being. According to Pakistan Demographic Health Survey (PDHS 2012-13), 28% of men and 1% women smoke cigarettes. Out of which, more than 70% people smoke ten or more cigarettes daily. Raising taxes on cigarettes would lead to discourage people from smoking,' he concluded."