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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 11, 2014
Zero tolerance for violence against women in Nepal

Sadhana Shrestha
THE WIP (Nepal)

"...But the stories in the news just touch on the surface of the problem since these crimes are often under-reported. The Nepal Demographic and Health Survey of 2011 found that more than one in five women aged 15-49 years (22%) had experienced physical violence at some point. 1473 cases of Violence Against Women has been recorded by Women Rehabilitation Center (WOREC) from January to December 2012;3048 cases of Violence Against Women and children and 178 cases of female murder was recorded by INSEC in 2013..."

http://thewip.net/2014/08/11/zero-tolerance-for-violence-against-women-in-nepal/
Aug 08, 2014
The youngest are hungriest

Seema Jayachandran and Rohini Pande
THE NEW YORK TIMES (New York, USA)

"...Last year, we conducted a study that used demographic and health surveys for India and 25 sub-Saharan African countries to compare heights by age in a sample of more than 174,000 children under 5. Like other researchers, we found an India-Africa height gap. Unlike other researchers, we examined how this varied by birth order within the family..."

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/opinion/sunday/the-youngest-are-hungriest.html
Aug 07, 2014
Diffusion du rapport EDS V: LES MEDIAS SOLLICITES

B.M. Sissoko
MALI ACTUALITÉS (Bamako, Mali)

"...L’INSTAT, en collaboration avec la Cellule de planification et de statistique (CPS), InfoStat et l’USAID, a organisé mardi à l’hôtel Salam à l’intention des journalistes un atelier sur son dernier rapport, l’Enquête démographique et de santé V (EDSM V)..."

http://maliactu.net/diffusion-du-rapport-eds-v-les-medias-sollicites/
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