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.
Aug 28, 2015
Will Kenya end female genital mutilation
ROBERT GODEC AND SIDDHARTH CHATTERJEE
"...UNFPA and UNICEF estimate that 130 million girls and women globally have been subjected to it.
Fortunately, years of heroic work by many organisations and individuals
is offering hope that this harmful tradition will end. The recent Kenya
Demographic Health Survey for 2014 survey indicates FGM nationwide has
fallen to 21 percent of the current population..."
Aug 18, 2015
World population data sheet 2015
POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
"Every year, Population Reference Bureau (PRB)
provides the latest demographic data for the world, global regions, and
more than 200 countries. This year’s data include indicators on the
status of women in key areas such as education, employment, and
government. Looking at the numbers across the world, we can get a
picture of women’s progress towards equality..."
Jul 17, 2015
Family planning and education pay
CATHERINE MWESIGWA KIZZA
the age of 19, 60% of girls have started having children. Fifteen per
cent of married women aged 20 to 29, according to the 2011 Uganda Demographic Health Survey
report, were married by 15 years, while 49% were married by 18 years.
The contraceptive prevalence rate (proportion of married women of
reproductive age using at least one contraceptive method) is only 26%
for modern methods and 4% for traditional methods. This is after over 50
years of availability of modern contraception services in the
Jul 03, 2015
Can female genital mutilation come to an end in Egypt by 2030
"...Another element that needs to be discussed is male dominance and the need to control women and their bodies. It’s a popular perception accepted by both men and women that women need to be tamed and restrained. In a study conducted by the Egyptian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) done in 2014, data show that 21.4 percent of girls under the age of 19 have gone through FGM while 34.9 percent of mothers intend to circumcise daughters..."https://stepfeed.com/more-categories/big-news/can-female-genital-mutilation-come-end-egypt-2030/#.ViPPctLhCM8
Jun 30, 2015
Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water 2015 Assessment and MDG update
UNICEF and WHO (Geneva, Switzerland)
"Looking back on 25 years of water, sanitation and hygiene monitoring, the report provides a comprehensive assessment of progress since 1990. The MDG target for drinking water was achieved in 2010 but the world has missed the sanitation target by almost 700 million people. In 2015, 663 million people still lack improved drinking water sources, 2.4 billion lack improved sanitation facilities and 946 million still practice open defecation."http://bit.ly/1J6roQe