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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.

Oct 26, 2012
The fear of testing for HIV still exists

James Kityo (Uganda)

...The Uganda Demographic Health Survey 2011 indicates that there is a bigger percentage of women and men age 15-49 who believe that a woman is justified in refusing to have sexual intercourse with her husband if she knows that he has sexual intercourse with other women, and a higher percentage also believe that a woman is justified in asking that they use a condom if she knows that her husband has a sexually transmitted infection...

Oct 12, 2012
United Nations urges Ethiopia to eliminate child marriage

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The United Nations and the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs (MoWCYA) call upon everyone to join hands with them to eliminate child marriage in Ethiopia. Ethiopia has one of the highest child marriage prevalence rates in the world. According to the 2011 Demographic and Health Survey, sixty-three per cent of women are married by age 18...

Oct 01, 2012
World Inequality Database on Education

Education For All Global Monitoring Report

The World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) brings together data from Demographic and Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys from over sixty countries to enable users to compare education attainment between countries, and between groups within countries, according to factors that are associated with inequality, including wealth, gender, ethnicity and location. Users can create maps, charts, infographics and tables from the data, and download, print or share them online.

Oct 01, 2012
Opening up microdata access in Africa

Gabriel Demombynes

...There are already a number of laudable data access models, such as the Afrobarometer, the Demographic and Health Surveys, International IPUMS census project. Making these models the rule rather than the exception will require governments and organizations that fund data collection to do two things: 1) make Open Data access the norm for funding agreements, and 2) ensure that data dissemination is funded from the start...

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...