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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.

Jul 11, 2012
Obamas fantastic boring idea

 Nicholas D. Kristof

...47 percent of children under 5 years old in Malawi are stunted from malnutrition...

Jul 11, 2012
Nepal marks world population day

 Xinhua-ANI (Nepal)

...In family planning, the rate of using modern contraceptives, according to the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) 2011, is only 43.2 percent, one percent decrease from 2006...

Jul 11, 2012
Kenya marks progress on birth rate management

Gabe Joselow

...According to the latest demographic and health survey, both men and women desire to have four children on the average, but they are actually having five children...

Jul 10, 2012
Federal government spends N480M on family planning

Vincent Ehiabhi

...the 2008 Nigeria Demographic Health Survey revealed that 23 per cent of women in Nigeria, aged between 15 to 19 years, were already mothers or were pregnant with their first child...

Jun 13, 2012
Our population time bomb

Zubeida Mustafa
DAWN.COM (Pakistan)

....Small wonder that according to the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey of 2007 (the last reliable data available) of the total of 5.1 million modern contraceptive users only 1.7 million use condoms and the number of male sterilisation is too low to merit a mention in the statistical data released....