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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.

Apr 01, 2014
Muslims sensitized on early and forced marriages
Prosper Agbenyega

"...The Ghana Demographic Health Survey in 2008 also revealed that 25 per cent of women between the ages of 20 and 24 were married or were in a union before attaining the age of 18. The phenomenon of early and forced marriages had dire consequences on women and girls...   http://www.spyghana.com/wildaf-sensitizes-imams-early-forced-marriages/
Mar 21, 2014
Making possible a goldmine of data in The Gambia

"...The main objective of this 2013 GDHS survey, we are told, was to provide comprehensive data on fertility and mortality, family planning, and maternal and child health and nutrition, as well as information on maternal mortality and domestic violence..."  http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/making-possible-a-goldmine-of-data
Mar 21, 2014
Diarrhea remains major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality

"According to Pakistan Demographic & Health Survey 2012 13 (PDHS) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has the highest prevalence of diarrhea (28 percent) followed by Sindh (23 percent) and Punjab (22 percent) the lowest proportion is in Balochistan (12 percent)..."  http://thefrontierpost.com/article/83592/Diarrhea-remains-major-cause-of-childhood-morbidity-mortality/
Mar 21, 2014
Surey shows high fertility and youth in The Gambia

"The report on the 2013 Gambia Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) just out has spoken of the “high fertility and youth” of Gambians, adding that the population of reproductive age is very young..."  http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/survey-shows-high-fertility-and-youth-in-gambians
Mar 11, 2014
Gains and losses as Burkina Faso fights child hunger

"...One in five children under age five is stunted in Burkina Faso's urban areas, while in rural areas the number jumps to one in three, according to the 2010 Demographic Health Survey. Access to health services is far more limited in rural areas, than urban, and awareness of children's nutritional needs is lower, said experts..."  http://www.irinnews.org/report/99767/gains-and-losses-as-burkina-faso-fights-child-hunger