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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.

May 11, 2015
92 percent of married women in Egypt have undergone female genital mutilation


"Egypt’s Minister of Health Adel Adawy announced on Sunday that 92 percent of married Egyptian women have experienced female genital mutilation. The latest results were announced at a conference held to reveal the results of the 2014 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS)..."

May 11, 2015
Whats behind West and Central Africas youthful demographics

Elizabeth Leahy Madsen

"...Every context is different, but an analysis conducted for 15 countries in West Africa, 8 countries in Central Africa, and 14 countries in East Africa using the most recent available data from the Demographic and Health Survey program and United Nations Population Division illustrates some broad trends. Demographic paths are moving in different directions in the three regions, with change likely to come slowest in West Africa..."  http://bit.ly/1JC26LI
Apr 25, 2015
DHS shows progress in Bangladesh nutrition sector

Nural Islam Hasib
bdnews24.com (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

"New data shows Bangladesh has made a great progress in the nutrition sector, once regarded as the least improved area, reaching 2016 targets ahead of time. The results of the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2014 released on Saturday, however, found the fertility rate remained stagnant in the last three years, pointing at the moribund state of the family planning sector..."

Apr 25, 2015
Health minister bemoans tradition of doctors and field staff dodging rural duties

bdnews24.com (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

"...The health ministry’s population research and training institute, NIPORT, has conducted the survey with financial and technical support from the USAID. The US-based ICF International also supported this biggest ever survey of the health sector. The 2014 edition, seventh DHS conducted in Bangladesh since 1993-94, collected data from more than 17,500 ever-married women aged between 15 years and 49 years in over 17,000 households nationwide..."

Apr 20, 2015
PMI ninth annual report to Congress April 2015

The President's Malaria Initiative (Washington, D.C.)

"In sub-Saharan Africa, the risk of malaria is declining, and it is apparent that the cumulative efforts of PMI and its partners are working..."