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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
An acid attack that turned into murder


"...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..."

Nov 30, 2012
ARVs may help people live longer in Uganda but

Irene Mirembe

"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

"...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..."

Nov 28, 2012
Drama with a healthy goal

Kathleen Doheny

"...After a recent decline, HIV is on the rise now in Uganda, according to the government's 2011 AIDS Indicator Survey. Among women and men 15 to 49, HIV has increased from 6.4 percent in 2004-5 to 7.3 percent in 2011. (In the report, the government notes that could be the result of more people with HIV living longer rather than ineffective HIV prevention programs.)..."

Nov 22, 2012
In Rwanda 13 districts on track to eliminate malaria

Maria Kaitesi

"...According to the 2010 Demographic Health Survey, 82 percent of the population have at least one long lasting insecticide net, while 72 percent of pregnant women and 70 percent of children under five were using bed nets..."