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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 29, 2012
Healthy timing and spacing protects mother and baby

Paidamoyo Chipunza
THE HERALD (Zimbabwe)

...the number of times a woman was exposed to pregnancy determined her chances of dying from pregnancy or related complications. In Zimbabwe, according to the Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey (2010/11), about 6 percent of women between the ages of 25 and 49 engage in sexual activity at 15 years and the average number of children expected per woman is four...

Aug 27, 2012
In Ethiopia safe water critical to health of HIV positive people


...More than 180,000 Ethiopia children are infected with HIV, according to Ethiopian government statistics, and according to the 2011 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), about 60,000 children under the age of five die due to diarrhoea every year in Ethiopia...

Aug 25, 2012
Malnutrition sufferer to ambassador

Edward Qorro
THE CITIZEN (Tanzania)

...The 2010 Demographic and Health Survey for Tanzania (TDHS 2010) puts mortality rates for infants at 51 per 1,000 live births. Under-5s fare much worse, 81 of them die for every 1,000. Couple this with the fact that statistics show 42 per cent of children under 5 years old experience stunted growth, a rather gloomy picture begins to form. Consequently, Tanzania is consistently ranked among the countries worst affected by malnourishment-related health scares...

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...