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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 09, 2016
Religious leaders tipped on comprehensive sexual education
Diane Mushimijimana
THE RWANDA FOCUS (Kigali, Rwanda)

"...The findings of the Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey (RDHS) 2014-15, indicates that 7 per cent of women aged 15-19 have begun bearing children...

http://www.focus.rw/wp/2016/06/09/religious-leaders-tipped-on-comprehensive-sexual-education/
Jun 09, 2016
27% of children in Zim suffer from stunted growth
Nqobani Ndlovu
SOUTHERN EYE (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe)

"ABOUT 27% children in Zimbabwe suffer stunted growth, with 9% severely stunted owing to poor nutrition, a 2015 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS) report has revealed..."

  http://www.southerneye.co.zw/2016/06/09/27-children-zim-suffer-stunted-growth/
Jun 08, 2016
"Feminine" virtues blamed for unequal land rights in Rwanda, research shows
Anna Pujol-Mazzini
THOMAS REUTERS FOUNDATION

"...A 2015 Demographic and Health Survey reported that around 17 percent of women in Rwanda live in informal unions..."

  http://news.trust.org/item/20160608175323-qakhd/?source=hpOtherNews2
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