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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.

Sep 26, 2012
National family planning week launched in Tamale

Tamale, Ghana

...the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey in 2008 estimates that contraceptive usage among married women decreased from 19% to 17% translating into 123,000 women at risk of unintended pregnancies...

Sep 21, 2012
Bangladesh government plans intensified campaign for population control

Dhaka, Bangladesh

...Bangladesh population grew to over 160 million from 50 million in 1960 while the sixth Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) reported that 38 per cent of total population was not using any contraceptive...

Sep 21, 2012
Ugandas shocking HIV prevalence rates revealed

Sanya Emmanuel Mango

Shocking HIV prevalence rates has been revealed by the 2011 Uganda AIDS Indicator Survey. A total of 3.7% of women and men aged 15 to 24 are HIV positive, with prevalence among females markedly higher than among males. This is the case apart from within teenagers between 15 to 17-years-old, the youngest age bracket of this group, where prevalence is slightly higher in males...

Sep 21, 2012
In Uganda condom use infrequent despite rising HIV rates

Kampala, Uganda

...Only 36.2 percent of women and 52.9 percent of men between 20 and 24 used a condom during their last sexual intercourse in the past 12 months, according to the National AIDS Indicator Survey, launched on 18 September. Among those who had more than two partners in the past 12 months, only 23.4 percent of women and 30 percent of men reported using a condom during their last intercourse. The research also reveals that a majority of young Ugandans lack comprehensive knowledge about HIV; just 39 percent of men and women aged 15 to 24 have all the facts on how HIV is spread and how it can be prevented...

Sep 21, 2012
Uganda youngsters indulging in unsafe sex

Annabel Tautou

...It has been revealed through the [Uganda] National AIDS Indicator Survey that young and sexually active Uganda people have been indulging into risky sex. Among the surveyed people, only 36.2% women and 52.9% men aged between 20 and 24 years were found to be taking precautions...