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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 21, 2015
2014 Ghana DHS generates decisions for planning and monitoring

DAILY GRAPHIC ONLINE (ACCRA, GHANA)

"The 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS), which was released by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in Accra recently, provides data and information essential for making informed policy decisions..."

http://graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/51826-2014-gdhs-generates-decisions-for-planning-monitoring.html
Oct 17, 2015
Ghana makes improvement in key health areas

GHANA WEB (ACCRA, GHANA)

"The 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey report (GDHS) has shown improvements in a number of key health indicators, but it also makes the call for much more efforts to enhance the progress..."

  http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/health/Ghana-makes-improvement-in-key-health-areas-388186
Oct 15, 2015
Rwanda is saving babies and mothers by SMS
JEAN DE LA CROIX TABARO
KIGALI TODAY EXPRESS (KIGALI, RWANDA)

"...The Rwanda Demographic Health Survey published in August 2015, indicates that 91% of Rwandan women are assisted by a skilled provider. The same rate of women delivers from a health facility. The same survey indicates that 99% of the Rwandan women receive antenatal care at least once during pregnancy..."  http://ktpress.rw/rwanda-is-saving-babies-and-mothers-by-sms-3398/
Oct 15, 2015
2014 Ghana DHS report launched in Accra

GOVERNMENT OF GHANA (ACCRA, GHANA)

"The launch of the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (2014 GDHS) Report and a national dissemination seminar on the report have taken place in Accra. The 2014 GDHS, the sixth survey conducted in Ghana since 1988, is designed to provide data for monitoring the health situation of the population of Ghana..."

  http://www.ghana.gov.gh/index.php/media-center/news/2073-2014-ghana-demographic-and-health-survey-gdhs-report-launched-in-accra
Oct 14, 2015
Its all about dignity Now I have my own toilet

CHINWE OHAJURUKA, COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN SERVICES
THE HUFFINGTON POST

"...Residents go to central points to fetch water in buckets from a borehole, for their daily sustenance. A small enterprising cottage industry has sprung up where toilets are built solely for women and can be used for a small fee. The down side is that the men and children defecate in a nearby open field. So, for Gift, it is a huge blessing to have a toilet of her own. It is something she did not imagine could happen. This is the first time that she has lived in a house with its own private toilet. All her children were born in her single-room Marine Base home, and her oldest child is 16. According to Nigeria's 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey, only 37 percent of households in urban areas have access to improved sanitation..."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chinwe-ohajuruka/its-all-about-dignity-now_b_8288666.html