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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.

Aug 09, 2012
Culture of silence hinders reporting of violence

Elly Burhaini Faizal
THE JAKARTA POST (Jakarta, Indonesia)

...The Philippines' 9th National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) in 2008, which for the first time included a women's safety module (WSM), did not use words such as 'abuse' or 'violence', Viernes said...

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/08/09/culture-silence-hinders-reporting-violence.html
Aug 09, 2012
UNICEF gives to LISGIS

THE INQUIRER (Liberia)

...The Liberia DHS 2012-13 will contribute to addressing this general lack of data on important socio-economic indicators such as health, nutrition, protection, WASH and HIV and AIDS...

http://theinquirer.com.lr/content1.php?main=news&news_id=874
Aug 09, 2012
Newborn death risk increases with maternal obesity in sub Saharan Africa

 THE LANCET

...The new analysis is based on data from The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) from 27 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The researchers analysed over 81 000 pregnancies involving deliveries of single babies between 2003 and 2009 to assess the risk of neonatal death by a mother's body mass index (BMI)...

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120809/Newborn-death-risk-increases-with-maternal-obesity-in-sub-Saharan-Africa.aspx
Aug 08, 2012
Ten percent of babies born in Namibia survive on plain water alone

NAMPA, NAMIBIA PRESS AGENCY
Windhoek, Namibia

...The trend of exclusive breastfeeding has not changed significantly between 1992 and 2006, according to data from the 2006 Demographic & Health Survey. The survey found that at zero to two months old, 54% of infants were exclusively breastfed. At two to three months, 23% were exclusively breastfed and between four and six months, less than 6% of infants were still exclusively breastfeeding...

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v6/newsindex.php?id=686421
Aug 07, 2012
Aquino defeats church and Pacquiao over condom law

Daniel Ten Kate, Joel Guinto, and Norman P. Aquino
BLOOMBERG NEWS

...While the wealthiest 20 percent of women in the Philippines have an average of 1.9 babies, the poorest fifth deliver 5.2, according to the 2008 National Demographic and Health Survey. In the bottom income-bracket, 44.1 percent of women aged 15 to 24 had begun childbearing, according to the survey, more than three times the number of the wealthiest 20 percent in the same age range...

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-08-06/aquino-defeats-church-pacquiao-over-condom-law#p1