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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.

Dec 03, 2012
USAID MEASURE DHS data available in new mobile app

Val Zolyak
BLUE RASTER

"...With the help of MEASURE DHS technology partner, Blue Raster, the DHS Mobile application was developed. MEASURE DHS mobile covers over ninety countries, including data on vaccination, childhood mortality, nutrition, HIV testing and prevalence, literacy rates, twenty other indicators. It displays trends within a single country through Quickstats, and allows users to compare and contrast the most common indicators through a series of tables, charts and maps. It also provides basic information about the individual surveys, such as sample size, timing, and topics included, and links to download the final reports, Key Findings, and fact sheets..."

http://www.blueraster.com/blog/2012/12/03/on-the-go-dhs-data-available-in-new-mobile-app/
Dec 03, 2012
Ugandan government launches massive AIDS campaign

Carol Natukunda
NEW VISION (UGANDA)

"...According to the 2011 national indicator survey, the HIV prevalence rate rose from 6.4% in 2005 to 7.3% among Ugandans aged 15- 49 years. There is evidence that more people, especially men, have multiple sexual partners..."

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/637791-govt-launches-massive-aids-campaign.html
Dec 03, 2012
An acid attack that turned into murder

NEW VISION (UGANDA)

"...According to the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2011, about 56% of women, especially from the age of 15 have suffered physical violence. In some instances, the victims have even died..."

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/637806-csi-an-acid-attack-that-turned-into-murder.html
Nov 30, 2012
ARVs may help people live longer in Uganda but

Irene Mirembe
NEW VISION (UGANDA)

"According to the 2011 demographic and health survey, majority Ugandans are knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS, modes of HIV transmission, testing, counselling and how to live positively. Yet in the same breath, the HIV prevalence rate is not decreasing..." http://allafrica.com/stories/201212010247.html
Nov 29, 2012
Societal pressure and early marriage fuel teen pregnancy rate in Uganda

Apophia Agiresaasi
GLOBAL PRESS INSTITUTE

"...Use of modern contraceptive methods has increased among married women from 18 percent in 2006 to 26 percent in 2011, according to the preliminary results of the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey. But the community is waiting on the full report to gauge whether contraceptive use has risen among unmarried women..."

http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/sid/211058870/scat/a1e025da3c02ca7c/ht/Societal-Pressure-Early-Marriage-Fuel-Teen-Pregnancy-Rate-in-Uganda