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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
Uganda youngsters indulging in unsafe sex

Annabel Tautou

...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...

Sep 20, 2012
Decades later HIV stigma lingers


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...

Sep 19, 2012
About 9000 pregnant Ghanaian women projected to die by 2020

Lawrence Quartey

...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...

Sep 18, 2012
Niger achievement in child survival


Niger had the world's highest under-five mortality rate in 1990. Between 1990 and 2011, the rate dropped by 54%. Despite this progress, one in seven children still die before the age of five. Two out of every five children are underweight, which hampers their mental and physical development and can have effects that last into adulthood...

Sep 18, 2012
In Uganda patients go private as state sector crumbles

Kampala, Uganda

..."We need to bring in some money to stop the deaths of mothers," said Sam Lyomoki, who chairs the Parliamentary Social Services Committee. Uganda's high maternal mortality rate, at over 430 deaths per 100,000 live births, has led activists to sue the government...