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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 03, 2014
Role of breastfeeding in achieving sustainable development highlighted


"...According to Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2011, exclusive breastfeeding has increased to 64 percent from 43 percent in 2007. These numbers indicate that we are heading forward, albeit in a slowpace, said Mr Raisul..."

Aug 01, 2014
World Breastfeeding Week: Let's tell all mother's milk is best

THE HIMALAYAN (Kathmandu, Nepal)

"...According to the Nepal Demographic Health Survey 2011, only 45 per cent babies are breastfed within the first hour of birth and 85 per cent babies are breastfed within a day. Around 25 per cent of babies are nourished with prelacteal feed. Also 70 per cent babies are breastfed from birth to six months and 88 per cent babies are breastfed from birth to one month..."

Jul 17, 2014
UNAIDS The Gap Report 2014

UNAIDS (Geneva, Switzerland)

"How do we close the gap between the people moving forward and the people being left behind? This was the question we set out to answer in the UNAIDS Gap report. Similar to the Global report, the goal of the Gap report is to provide the best possible data, but, in addition, to give information and analysis on the people being left behind."

Jun 20, 2014
Young women silent on domestic violence - survey

Sunday Michael Ogwu

"The National Population Commission recently launched the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) 2013. The fourth of its kind in Nigeria assisted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Kingdom agency for internal development (UKaid) and the United Nations Funds for populations activities (UNFPA)..."

May 18, 2014
Ministry to focus on ending gender violence in action plan

Godfrey Obonyo
IPPMEDIA (Tanzania)

"Sophia Simba, the minister, told the National Assembly yesterday that the prevalence of GBV in Tanzania is high. In the 2010 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey approximately 45 per cent of 15 to 49 year old females reported having experienced physical or sexual violence..."