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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, 2013
Report finds gradual fall in female genital cutting in Africa

Celia W. Dugger
THE NEW YORK TIMES

"...The new report is based on data from the Demographic and Health Surveys and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys; women ages 15 to 49 were questioned about their own status and that of their daughters..."

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/23/health/report-finds-gradual-fall-in-female-genital-cutting-in-africa.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&
Jul 22, 2013
Female Genital Cutting a statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change

UNICEF

"Using data from Demographic and Health Surveys and from Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, this new report from UNICEF analyzes trends in FGM between and within countries. 'FGM/C is a violation of a girl's rights to health, well-being and self-determination,' says UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Geeta Rao Gupta in a press release for the report. 'What is clear from this report is that legislation alone is not enough. The challenge now is to let girls and women, boys and men speak out loudly and clearly and announce they want this harmful practice abandoned.' "

 

http://www.unicef.org/media/files/FGCM_Lo_res.pdf
Jul 13, 2013
Lancement officiel de l EMMUSV enquete sur la morbidite la mortalite et lutilisation des services

Ronald Singer
INFO SANTÉ BULLETIN D'INFORMATIONS DU MINISTÉRE DE LA SANTÉ PUBLIQUE ET DE LA POPULATION (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)

"Le Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population a lancé officiellement le mardi 9 juillet 2013, le rapport de l’enquête sur la morbidité, la mortalité et l’utilisation des services de santé en Haïti. Ce document de plus de 500 pages, baptisé EMMUS-V, est un outil de référence qui fournit des données sur les indicateurs de santé dans le pays. Cet instrument de données de base permettra auxautorités sanitaires de prendre les bonnes décisions en termes de planification et de projection en matière de développement du secteur de santé, à court, moyen et long terme."

 

http://www.mspp.gouv.ht/site/downloads/Bulletin%20special%20du%2013%20juillet%202013.pdf
Jul 12, 2013
Haiti EMMUS V Un net progres dans les domaines de la sante
AlterPresse (HAITI)

"Le Ministère de la santé publique et de la population (Mspp) et ses partenaires ont présenté officiellement les résultats de la cinquième Enquête mortalité, morbidité et utilisation des services (EMMUS-V), révélant certains progrès réalisés..." http://www.alterpresse.org/spip.php?article14839#.UeVw3dJ62N0
Jul 11, 2013
Adolescent pregnancy a problem in Bangladesh
Helemul Alam
THE DAILY STAR (Bangladesh)

"...According to a 2011 statistics of Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, 70 percent of deliveries in Bangladesh, including that of many adolescents, are conducted at home, putting mothers at risk of infertility and obstetric fistula..."  http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/adolescent-pregnancy-problem-in-country/