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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.

Jun 03, 2016
Egyptian Teen Dies From Female Genital Mutilation Performed By Doctor
Eleanor Goldberg
HUFFINGTON POST IMPACT (New York)

"...In Egypt, 92 percent of married women have undergone FGM, according to a 2014 Demographic and Health Survey..."

  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/egyptian-teen-dies-while-undergoing-fgm-performed-by-doctor_us_5751c904e4b0ed593f144b3e
Jun 01, 2016
The 'Avon ladies' of Pakistan selling contraception door to door
Sabrina Toppa in Allah Bachayo Khaskheli
THE GUARDIAN: GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS NETWORK (London, United Kingdom)

"...only 35% of women aged 15-49 use contraception. Nevertheless, demand is high in rural areas, where women give birth to an average of 4.2 children, compared to 3.2 children in cities."

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/jun/01/the-avon-ladies-of-pakistan-selling-contraception-door-to-door
May 25, 2016
Kigali introduces car-free day

Athan Tashobya
THE NEW TIMES (Kigali, Rwanda)

"...The 2015 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) by RBC indicates that NCDs are on the rise in the country. A case in point is obesity, which increased from 16 per cent in 2011 to 21 per cent in 2015..."

http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-05-25/200185/
May 25, 2016
Health and Science Bulletin
INSIGHT NAMIBIA MAGAZINE (Windhoek, Namibia)

"...Back in Namibia, data from the 2013 Demographic and Health Survey reports that 3% of men and 13% of women are obese..."

  http://www.insight.com.na/health-and-science-bulletin-16/
May 22, 2016
Life expectancy in Africa on the rise -- WHO report
Solomon Asaba
THE NEW TIMES (Kigali, Rwanda)

"...The recent Demographic and Health Survey (RDHS-V), shows that from 2005, maternal health indicators improved with antenatal healthcare provided by skilled health workers increasing from 94 per cent in 2005 to 99 percent in 2014-15..."

  http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-05-22/200086/