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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.

May 18, 2016
Best strategies to empower girls
Dr. Bjorn Lomborg
THE DAILY STAR (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

"...Even though Bangladesh's legal age of marriage is 18, the country has the second-highest rate of child marriage globally: the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey shows that nearly three quarters of women aged 20-49 married before turning 18..."

May 18, 2016
TOPICS: Malnutrition prevalence
Bishnu Poudel
THE HIMALAYAN TIMES (Kathmandu, Nepal)

"...The Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011 (NDHS 2011) found that 41% of children under five suffer from chronic malnutrition (stunting), 29% of the children are underweight (low weight for age) and 11% are wasted (thin for their age). Similarly, 18% of women are malnourished..."

May 17, 2016
'They Always Protect One of Their Own': Police and Rape in Kenya

 Anna Dubuis
VICE NEWS (New York City, NY)

"...According to the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, 14 percent of women aged 15-49 have experienced sexual violence..."

May 17, 2016
First-Ever Demographic and Health Survey Completed in Afghanistan; Children’s Survival Improving

 WADSAM (Afghanistan)

"Almost half of births in Afghanistan are being delivered in a health facility, and just over half are assisted by a skilled provider, according to Afghanistan's first ever Demographic and Health Survey Key Indicators Report..."

May 14, 2016
Ministry recommends sex education to reduce abortions
Arthur Okwemba
DAILY NATION (Nairobi, Kenya)

"...The 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey shows that the country's maternal deaths stand at 362 deaths per 100,000 live births..."