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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.

Apr 05, 2016
Malaria prevalence rate in Kenya drops
NEWS GHANA (Accra, Ghana)

"The 2015 Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey (KMIS), which was launched in Nairobi on Tuesday, shows that the prevalence has reduced in the Lake Victoria region, a region known for outbreak of malaria, from 38 percent in 2010 to 27 percent in 2015..."

Apr 03, 2016
The hunger games
Amber Darr
DAWN (Karachi, Pakistan)

"...according to a demographic and health survey for the year 2012-2013, malnutrition is also widespread and 24pc of Pakistani children under the age of five — one out of four — exhibit 'severely stunted growth'..."

Apr 03, 2016
The housing nightmare that follows urban dwellers
Albert Mwangeka
BARAKA FM (Mombasa, Kenya)

"...Quoting the 2014 Kenya Demographic Health Survey KDHS findings, those who have completed secondary education tend to have smaller families as compared to those with little or no education..."

Mar 22, 2016
Plight of 11-year-old mother in Uganda reignites calls to stop child marriage
Yasin Kakande

"...One in every four girls aged between 15 and 19 fall pregnant, according to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, and nearly half of girls are married before 18..."

Mar 18, 2016
Zimbabwe ramps up pressure on parents to stop child marriages
Marko Phiri

"...An estimated one third of girls are married before the age of 18..."