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 30, 2015
Gambia demographic health survey 2013 report launched
THE POINT (BANJUL, THE GAMBIA)
"In his launching statement on behalf of the Minister of Finance, the Health Minister, Omar Sey, said the 2013 Gambia Demographic and Health Survey (GHDS) was conducted by the Gambia Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the National Population Commission Secretariat. This was the first demographic and health survey conducted in The Gambia under the Worldwide Programme, a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), he said..."
Sep 22, 2015
Saving the children
THE DATA TEAM
are currently gathered in New York for the annual meeting of the United
Nation's General Assembly. One of the foremost items on the agenda will
be the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the successors to the
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of global targets ending in
2015. One of the main MDGs was to reduce the global mortality rate of
children under five-years-old by two-thirds from its 1990 level of 91
deaths per 1,000 live births, to 30 in 2015. The subsequent SDG is to
reduce this still further, to 25 deaths by 2030..."
Sep 14, 2015
Levels and trends in child mortality
UN INTERAGENCY GROUP FOR CHILD MORTALITY ESTIMATION (GENEVA, SWITZERLAND)
"Child mortality is a core indicator for child health and well-being. In 2000, world leaders agreed on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and called for reducing the under-five mortality rate by two thirds between 1990 and 2015 –known as the MDG 4 target..."http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Child_Mortality_Report_2015_Web_8_Sept_15.pdf
Aug 28, 2015
Will Kenya end female genital mutilation
ROBERT GODEC AND SIDDHARTH CHATTERJEE
"...UNFPA and UNICEF estimate that 130 million girls and women globally have been subjected to it.
Fortunately, years of heroic work by many organisations and individuals
is offering hope that this harmful tradition will end. The recent Kenya
Demographic Health Survey for 2014 survey indicates FGM nationwide has
fallen to 21 percent of the current population..."