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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 20, 2016
County Governments in Kenya Must Take Lead in Fight for Gender Equality
Ambassador Tarja Fernandez and Siddhartha Chatterjee
THOMAS REUTERS FOUNDATION NEWS

"...The Demographic and Health Survey (DHS, 2014) indicates that the national prevalence of female genital mutilation is 21%. However, among the communities where the practice is still intractable, the rates go up to 98%..."

  http://news.trust.org/item/20160520121240-fu079/
May 20, 2016
Edo Chief Judge Seeks Action Against Genital Mutilation
Patrick Ahanor
BLUEPRINT NEWSPAPERS (Benin City, Nigeria)

"...Imongan noted that the 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey showed that 25 per cent of Nigerian women are circumcised..."

  http://www.blueprint.ng/2016/05/20/edo-chief-judge-seeks-action-against-genital-mutilation/
May 19, 2016
Goats for keeping girls in school
Ephraim Nyondo
MALAWI NATION (Blantyre, Malawi)

"...Fewer than one in five girls make it to secondary school, according to the 2010 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS). Nearly half are married by the time they are 18. One in seven girls across the country marries before she is 15..."

  http://mwnation.com/goats-for-keeping-girls-in-school/
May 18, 2016
Best strategies to empower girls
Dr. Bjorn Lomborg
THE DAILY STAR (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

"...Even though Bangladesh's legal age of marriage is 18, the country has the second-highest rate of child marriage globally: the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey shows that nearly three quarters of women aged 20-49 married before turning 18..."

  http://www.thedailystar.net/op-ed/politics/best-strategies-empower-girls-1225393
May 18, 2016
TOPICS: Malnutrition prevalence
Bishnu Poudel
THE HIMALAYAN TIMES (Kathmandu, Nepal)

"...The Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011 (NDHS 2011) found that 41% of children under five suffer from chronic malnutrition (stunting), 29% of the children are underweight (low weight for age) and 11% are wasted (thin for their age). Similarly, 18% of women are malnourished..."

  https://thehimalayantimes.com/opinion/topics-malnutrition-prevalence/