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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.

Apr 06, 2016
Kenya winning war against malaria - survey
Joseph Muraya
CAPITAL NEWS (Nairobi, Kenya)

"A new survey by Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey (KMIS) shows that the country has made major strides in the war against malaria.The prevalence of malaria according to the Survey has dropped from 11 percent in 2010 to eight percent in 2015, gains attributed to high number of Kenyans owning a mosquito net..."

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2016/04/kenya-winning-war-against-malaria-survey/
Apr 06, 2016
Malaria cases have reduced since 2010 - Report
Dickens Luvanda
HIVISASA (Uasin Gishu, Kenya)

"...According to the 2015 Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey report launched on Tuesday by the Ministry of Health, the reduction can be attributed to many Kenyans sleeping under treated mosquito nets..."

http://www.hivisasa.com/uasin-gishu/health/130156
Apr 05, 2016
Malaria prevalence rate in Kenya drops
NEWS GHANA (Accra, Ghana)

"The 2015 Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey (KMIS), which was launched in Nairobi on Tuesday, shows that the prevalence has reduced in the Lake Victoria region, a region known for outbreak of malaria, from 38 percent in 2010 to 27 percent in 2015..."

  http://www.newsghana.com.gh/malaria-prevalence-rate-in-kenya-drops/
Apr 03, 2016
The hunger games
Amber Darr
DAWN (Karachi, Pakistan)

"...according to a demographic and health survey for the year 2012-2013, malnutrition is also widespread and 24pc of Pakistani children under the age of five — one out of four — exhibit 'severely stunted growth'..."

  http://www.dawn.com/news/1249777/the-hunger-games
Apr 03, 2016
The housing nightmare that follows urban dwellers
Albert Mwangeka
BARAKA FM (Mombasa, Kenya)

"...Quoting the 2014 Kenya Demographic Health Survey KDHS findings, those who have completed secondary education tend to have smaller families as compared to those with little or no education..."

  http://barakafm.org/2016/04/03/the-housing-nightmare-that-follows-urban-dwellers/s/