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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.

Jan 14, 2016
Wajir leads in new births Nyanza in mortality
Olive Burrows
CAPITAL FM (Nairobi, Kenya)

"Women in Wajir are giving birth two times more than their counterparts in other parts of the country, according to the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey. The survey indicates that Wajir women are having four times the number of children as their counterparts in Kirinyaga, at an average of eight children while those in Kirinyaga have an average of two..."

Dec 27, 2015
Group raises awareness on gender-based violence
Gbenga Akinfenwa
THE GUARDIAN (Lagos, Nigeria)

"...According to Nigeria's 2013 Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), gender-based violence cuts across all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and nearly three in 10 Nigerian women have experienced physical violence since age 15..."

Dec 11, 2015
It's a boy! Family planning and contraception in Egypt

"...The study found that while 90 percent of women and 87 percent of men between the ages of 15 and 49 considered it appropriate to start using family planning methods after the first birth, just eight percent of women and ten percent of men regarded such methods as appropriate before the first baby..."

Dec 06, 2015
US partnership with Bangladesh to continue Bernicat

"...There have been vast improvements in childhood nutrition over the past decade, but as the 2014 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey indicates, too many children continue to suffer from chronic malnutrition, where 36 percent of children under the age of 5 are stunted."
Dec 04, 2015
Why men for women Engaging men and boys in addressing sexual and gender based violence in conflict

"...In Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the 2012-13 Demographic and Health Survey indicates that more than half of women have ever experienced physical violence since the age of 15, while nearly 30 percent of women have ever experienced sexual violence. These figures, however, likely belie the extent of the challenge as most survivors are unlikely to seek formal support or care due to fear of stigmatization, rejection or re-victimization..."