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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.

Aug 05, 2014
Investing in the youth

Boy Abunda
THE PHILIPPINE STAR (Mandaluyong, Philippines)

"...In the Philippines, 22.8 percent of 18-year-old women have begun childbearing (according to the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Survey 2013) while teenage fertility rates went up from 54 per 1,000 as reported in 2011 to 57 per 1,000 in 2013 (based on the Family Health Survey 2011 and National Demographic and Health Survey 2013)..."

http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2014/08/05/1353978/investing-youth
Aug 03, 2014
Experts seek answers on stalled improvement in reproductive health access

Ameto Akpe
BUSINESS DAY ONLINE (Lagos, Nigeria)

"...According to the 2008 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) over 80 percent of pregnant women in Bauchi state birth their babies at home alone or assisted by unskilled birth attendants. Results from the 2013 NDHS released June this year highlights stalled progress in the area of reproductive health for women since 2003, with access unchanged since 2003 despite interventions and resources expended to improve reproductive health care for women in the country..."

http://businessdayonline.com/2014/08/experts-seek-answers-on-stalled-improvement-in-reproductive-health-access/#.U-KAAFP4asZ
Aug 03, 2014
Role of breastfeeding in achieving sustainable development highlighted

THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

"...According to Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2011, exclusive breastfeeding has increased to 64 percent from 43 percent in 2007. These numbers indicate that we are heading forward, albeit in a slowpace, said Mr Raisul..."

http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2014/08/03/48338
Aug 01, 2014
World Breastfeeding Week: Let's tell all mother's milk is best

THE HIMALAYAN (Kathmandu, Nepal)

"...According to the Nepal Demographic Health Survey 2011, only 45 per cent babies are breastfed within the first hour of birth and 85 per cent babies are breastfed within a day. Around 25 per cent of babies are nourished with prelacteal feed. Also 70 per cent babies are breastfed from birth to six months and 88 per cent babies are breastfed from birth to one month..."

http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=%E2%80%A2+World+Breastfeeding+Week+%3ALet%27s+tell+all+mother%27s++milk+is+best&NewsID=422948
Jul 17, 2014
UNAIDS The Gap Report 2014

UNAIDS (Geneva, Switzerland)

"How do we close the gap between the people moving forward and the people being left behind? This was the question we set out to answer in the UNAIDS Gap report. Similar to the Global report, the goal of the Gap report is to provide the best possible data, but, in addition, to give information and analysis on the people being left behind."

http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2014/name,97466,en.asp