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.
Oct 30, 2015
The agony of a woman enslaved by traditional myths
BARAKA 95.5 FM (MOMBASA, KENYA)
"...According to Kenya Demographic and Health Survey of 2014, 38 percent of married women in Coast region are using modern method of contraception being below of the national percentage which is at 53 percent..."
Oct 26, 2015
Hunger in regional food basket
THE INDEPENDENT (KAMPALA, UGANDA)
"...In food stressed Karamoja, people have been reported to be dying of starvation. The region is home to an estimated 1.2 million people living in the districts of Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto, Nakapiripirit and Napak. The region is prone to climate shocks such as long dry spells and floods. The Uganda Demographic and Health survey, 2011 shows that in Karamoja, wasting (low weight for height) is at 7.1% whereas stunting is at 45%. At the national level, stunting stands at 33%..."
Oct 23, 2015
To save the lives of babies and mothers ask for advice from Peru
NPR (WASHINGTON, DC)
"The developing world can take a lesson from Peru. In 1995, 43 out of every 1,000 Peruvian babies died before they reached their first birthday. In 2015, the number of infant deaths in Peru is expected to drop to 13 per 1,000 births. And in 1995, 220 of their mothers died of pregnancy complications for every 100,000 births. In 2013, the number of maternal deaths for every 100,000 births dropped to 89, according to World Bank statistics and a new World Health Organization report released this week: Countdown to 2015: Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival..." http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/10/23/451113835/to-save-the-lives-of-babies-and-mothers-ask-for-advice-from-peru?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social
Oct 22, 2015
The breast milk elixir
THE NEW YORK TIMES (NEW YORK, US)
"...Exclusive breast-feeding for six months, as strongly recommended by the World Health Organization, is practiced by just 46 percent of women in India, 17 percent in Nigeria, and 10 percent in Yemen, according to the latest Global Nutrition Report. (In the U.S., the figure is about 22 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)..."
Oct 21, 2015
2014 Ghana DHS generates decisions for planning and monitoring
DAILY GRAPHIC ONLINE (ACCRA, GHANA)
"The 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS),
which was released by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in Accra
recently, provides data and information essential for making informed