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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 24, 2012
Zimbabwe domestic violence a human rights issue

Roselyne Sachiti
THE HERALD (Zimbabwe)

...Who is mostly affected by domestic violence and at what age? According to the Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey 2010 to 2011, 30 percent of women have experienced physical violence since they were 15 and 57 percent of women who have experience violence since the age of 15 have reported their current husband as the perpetrator...

Aug 24, 2012
Timor Leste strives to overcome culture of domestic violence

Kate Hodal

...It has been two years since Timor-Leste passed a law criminalising domestic violence, yet it remains the country's number one crime. Continued obstacles such as lack of rule of law, a feeble judicial system, economic dependence, and a culture of silence mean nearly one-third of all women have experienced some form of violence or assault since the age of 15, according to the government's 2009-10 demographic and health survey. In the capital, Dili, that figure rises to one in two...

Aug 23, 2012
Kenya grapples with high child deaths

Maurice Alal

...the under five mortality declined by 36 percent from 115 deaths per 1,000 in 2003 as per Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS) to 74 deaths per 1,000 in 2008/9...

Aug 21, 2012
Effort on to make hospitals baby friendly

Himalayan News Service

...According to Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011, 70 per cent of Nepali children under six months are being exclusively breastfed and 98 per cent of children are ever breastfed.

Aug 21, 2012
Early life malnutrition affects skills

Nurul Islam Hasib
BDNEWS24.COM (Bangladesh)

...The preliminary results of the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2011 showed despite progress in different health indicators, malnutrition remains high with 36 percent children under-5 underweight, 41 percent stunted and 16 percent wasted or too thin for their height..