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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.

Dec 10, 2014
Women’s rights are crucial human rights

Patricia Mahoney
THE OBSERVER (Kampala, Uganda)

"...According to the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, at least 27 per cent of women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 experienced some form of domestic violence in the year prior to the survey.The same survey showed that at least 56 per cent of married women experienced some form of domestic violence during marriage. We can all do better than that. Many nations, including Uganda, have passed legislation addressing gender-based

http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35413
Dec 09, 2014
Bridging family planning gap in Nigeria

Hassan Zaggi
DAILY INDEPENDENT (Abuja, Nigeria)

"Recently, stakeholders in the health sector, especially family planning experts concluded their 3rd family planning conference in Abuja.The conference was convened as a result of the concern and anxiety occasioned by the revelation from the 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) results/finding which showed a great disparity between knowledge of family planning techniques and actual usage. Knowledge of Family Planning in Nigeria is put at 85 per cent while actual use is only 10 per cent..."

http://dailyindependentnig.com/2014/12/bridging-family-planning-gap-nigeria/
Dec 05, 2014
Smart Investments: Invest In The Health Of Women And Children Worldwide, Foster Sustainable Growth

Bill Frist
FORBES (New York, NY)

"...Ethiopia has become a standard-bearer for increases in healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies. Between 2005 and 2011, the country increased women's access to education and contraceptives for family planning, leading its contraceptive prevalence rate to increase by 51%, from 14.7% to 28.6%..."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/billfrist/2014/12/05/smart-investments-invest-in-the-health-of-women-and-children-worldwide-foster-sustainable-growth/
Dec 04, 2014
Adding it Up: the Costs and Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2014

THE GUTTMACHER INSTITUTE (New York)

Women need sexual and reproductive health services from adolescence through the end of their reproductive years, whether or not they have a birth, and those who give birth need essential care to protect their health and ensure their newborns survive. The declines in maternal and infant deaths in developing countries in the last decade are a welcome sign that increased global attention and resources devoted to safe motherhood and child survival are paying off.

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/AddingItUp2014.html
Nov 19, 2014
Nigeria FG adopts new child survival strategy to combat under five mortality
LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER (ABUJA, NIGERIA)

"...According to [Supervising Minister of Health Dr. Khaliru Alhassan], Nigeria’s intervention programmes will be scaled up by the new strategy given the improvements made in reducing under-five mortality rate between 2010 and 2013. The National Demographic and Health Survey 2013 have shown some improvement in total under-five mortality rates from 157/1000 live births in 2008 to 128/1000 live births in 2013..."  http://leadership.ng/news/health/390966/fg-adopts-new-child-survival-strategy-combat-five-mortality-minister