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.
Mar 11, 2016
Youth advocates pave the way for girls’ and women’s health and rights
THE JAKARTA POST (Jakarta, Indonesia)
"...While Indonesia has made significant progress to decrease teenage pregnancy, there is still much to be done. According to Indonesia's 2012 Demographic and Health Survey, 10 percent of adolescent girls aged between 15 and 19 years old are already mothers or pregnant with their first child..."
Mar 10, 2016
Sanitation is Namibia's neglected stepchild
THE SOUTHERN TIMES (Windhoek, Namibia)
"...Namibia Demographic and Health Survey of 2013 indicated that only 34 percent of the population having access to improved sanitation which is against a target to have reached 66 percent of the population by 2015 as set out in the National Sanitation Strategy..."
Mar 09, 2016
Cases of sexual, gender-based violence on the rise
CAPITAL FM (Nairobi, Kenya)
"...According to the Kenya Demographic and Household Survey report 2014 (KDHS), 45 percent of women aged between 15-49 years have experienced physical violence, while 39 percent of married women have experienced physical or sexual violence compared to 44 percent and nine percent of men respectively..."
Mar 08, 2016
Female empowerment is not just about women, but is central for progress: Interview
AHRAM ONLINE (Cairo, Egypt)
"...According to Egypt's Demographic and Health Survey 2014, one out of four Egyptian women is subjected to physical violence from their husbands..."
Mar 06, 2016
Men still call the shots despite women's progress
DAILY NATION (Nairobi, Kenya)
"...Nearly half (45 per cent) of women age between 15 and 49 and 44 per cent of men aged between 15 and 49 have experienced physical violence since 15 years of age. The main perpetrators of physical violence against women are husbands, whereas the main perpetrators against men are teachers and parents, according to the 2014 KDHS. Twice as many women as men have experienced sexual violence at least once in their lifetime..."