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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.

Jul 22, 2016
Fifteen with a baby all alone, teenage pregnancy still a challenge in Namibia
NEWS GHANA (Accra, Ghana)

"...According to the 2013 Namibia Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), roughly one out of five teenagers aged 15 to 19 surveyed in 2013 were either pregnant or had given birth. This finding indicated that 19 percent of young women in that age range had begun child bearing...."

  https://www.newsghana.com.gh/fifteen-with-a-baby-all-alone-teenage-pregnancy-still-a-challenge-in-namibia/
Jul 20, 2016
End teenage pregnancies in Siaya County
Okun Oliech
STANDARD DIGITAL NEWS (Nairobi, Kenya)

"...According to the Kenya Demographic Health Survey 2014, the percentage of adolescent and teenage girls who have begun child bearing stands at 17% in Siaya County..."

  http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ureport/story/2000209229/end-teenage-pregnancies-in-siaya-county
Jul 14, 2016
Egypt's Population Surges Past 90 Million, Straining Resources Of A Poor Nation
Leila Fadel
NPR PARALLELS (Cairo, Egypt)

"...In 2008, each women had an average of three children. and in 2014 that number jumped to 3.5..."

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/07/14/485853031/egypts-population-surges-past-90-million-straining-resources-of-a-poor-nation
Jul 12, 2016
UNICEF applauds ban on Child Marriage in Gambia
THE POINT (Banjul, Gambia)

"...The 2013 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) indicates that over 40 per cent of women aged 20 – 49 in The Gambia were married before the age of 18 years, while 16 per cent of women of the same age cohort got married before they turned 15..."

  http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/unicef-applauds-ban-on-child-marriage-in-gambia
Jul 11, 2016
Teenage girls need protection, facts to avoid early pregnancies
Muthoni Waweru
CAPITAL FM NEWS (Nairobi, Kenya)

"...Teenage girls remain vulnerable in terms of their reproductive health with the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (2014) indicating that one in every five girls between 15-19 years have begun child bearing..."

  https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2016/07/teenage-girls-need-protection-facts-avoid-early-pregnancies/