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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 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..."

Jul 04, 2016
Aiming to end the circle of violence, UNICEF launches its latest campaign to save children
Nada Deyaa'

"...93% of children are exposed to different types of abuse under the name of discipline. 78% of these children age 14 and under are victims of physical violence, according to the 2014 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey..."

Jul 04, 2016
Tanzania launches crackdown on child marriage with 30-year jail terms
Kizito Makoye

"...21 percent of girls aged 15 to 19 have given birth, according to a 2015/16 survey conducted by the Tanzania Bureau of Statistics..."

Jun 29, 2016
Gov’t commits to end child marriages
John Agaba
NEW VISION (Kampala, Uganda)

"...According to the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, one in four girls aged 15 to 19 is pregnant or has had a child. "Each pregnancy poses great risks to a girl. It endangers her health. It takes psychological toll on her. Very often it forces her to leave school," she said. Statistics further show that 50% of married women and those in union get married before their 18th birthday..."

Jun 28, 2016
Addressing malnutrition to improve national health
Dr. Cleopa Kilonzo Mailu
CAPITAL FM (Nairobi, Kenya)

"...Much of this is based on the declining rates of stunting, wasting and underweight reported in the latest Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS) 2014. The Survey indicates that more than a quarter (26pc) of the children below five years are stunted down from 35pc in the 2008-09 KDHS, 11pc are underweight down from 16pc, and 4pc are wasted down from 7pc..."