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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.

Sep 21, 2012
Ugandas shocking HIV prevalence rates revealed

Sanya Emmanuel Mango
KEY CORRESPONDENTS

Shocking HIV prevalence rates has been revealed by the 2011 Uganda AIDS Indicator Survey. A total of 3.7% of women and men aged 15 to 24 are HIV positive, with prevalence among females markedly higher than among males. This is the case apart from within teenagers between 15 to 17-years-old, the youngest age bracket of this group, where prevalence is slightly higher in males...

http://www.keycorrespondents.org/2012/09/21/ugandas-shocking-hiv-prevalence-rates-revealed/
Sep 21, 2012
In Uganda condom use infrequent despite rising HIV rates

IRIN PLUS NEWS
Kampala, Uganda

...Only 36.2 percent of women and 52.9 percent of men between 20 and 24 used a condom during their last sexual intercourse in the past 12 months, according to the National AIDS Indicator Survey, launched on 18 September. Among those who had more than two partners in the past 12 months, only 23.4 percent of women and 30 percent of men reported using a condom during their last intercourse. The research also reveals that a majority of young Ugandans lack comprehensive knowledge about HIV; just 39 percent of men and women aged 15 to 24 have all the facts on how HIV is spread and how it can be prevented...

http://www.plusnews.org/Report/96359/UGANDA-Condom-use-infrequent-despite-rising-HIV-rates
Sep 21, 2012
Uganda youngsters indulging in unsafe sex

Annabel Tautou
FRENCH TRIBUNE (France)

...It has been revealed through the [Uganda] National AIDS Indicator Survey that young and sexually active Uganda people have been indulging into risky sex. Among the surveyed people, only 36.2% women and 52.9% men aged between 20 and 24 years were found to be taking precautions...

http://frenchtribune.com/teneur/1213543-uganda-youngsters-indulging-unsafe-sex
Sep 20, 2012
Decades later HIV stigma lingers

IRIN PLUS NEWS

Ugandans have grown familiar with HIV over the past three decades, but new research suggests that many are still scandalized by it; according to the 2011 National AIDS Indicator Survey, released on 18 September, many people still attach shame and blame to people living with the virus...

http://www.plusnews.org/Report/96349/UGANDA-Decades-later-HIV-stigma-lingers
Sep 19, 2012
About 9000 pregnant Ghanaian women projected to die by 2020

Lawrence Quartey
THE AFRICA REPORT (Ghana)

...Statistics from the Ghana Demographic Health Survey (GDHS) show that prevalence of anaemia among pregnant women shot up from 65 per cent to 70 per cent between the period of 2003 and 2008. Eight in every 10 children under the age of five years are also anaemic, a slight increase from the about seven in 10 children, in year 2003...

http://www.theafricareport.com/west-africa/ghana-9000-pregnant-women-to-die-by-2020-due-to-anemia.html