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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.

Apr 03, 2016
The hunger games
Amber Darr
DAWN (Karachi, Pakistan)

"...according to a demographic and health survey for the year 2012-2013, malnutrition is also widespread and 24pc of Pakistani children under the age of five — one out of four — exhibit 'severely stunted growth'..."

  http://www.dawn.com/news/1249777/the-hunger-games
Apr 03, 2016
The housing nightmare that follows urban dwellers
Albert Mwangeka
BARAKA FM (Mombasa, Kenya)

"...Quoting the 2014 Kenya Demographic Health Survey KDHS findings, those who have completed secondary education tend to have smaller families as compared to those with little or no education..."

  http://barakafm.org/2016/04/03/the-housing-nightmare-that-follows-urban-dwellers/s/
Mar 22, 2016
Plight of 11-year-old mother in Uganda reignites calls to stop child marriage
Yasin Kakande
THOMAS REUTERS FOUNDATION (Kampala, Uganda)

"...One in every four girls aged between 15 and 19 fall pregnant, according to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, and nearly half of girls are married before 18..."

  http://news.trust.org/item/20160322000351-bfjui/
Mar 18, 2016
Zimbabwe ramps up pressure on parents to stop child marriages
Marko Phiri
THOMAS REUTERS FOUNDATION (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe)

"...An estimated one third of girls are married before the age of 18..."

http://news.trust.org/item/20160318000357-28eri/
Mar 18, 2016
NGO calls for actions towards safeguarding women’s, girls’ rights
Lara Adejoro
DAILY TIMES NIGERIA (Lagos, Nigeria)

"...According to 2013 National Demographic and health Survey (NDHS), 28 per cent of women age 15-49 have experienced physical violence at least once and 7 per cent experienced sexual violence at least once in their lifetime..."

  http://dailytimes.com.ng/ngo-calls-actions-towards-safeguarding-womens-girls-rights/#