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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.

Oct 15, 2015
2014 Ghana DHS report launched in Accra

GOVERNMENT OF GHANA (ACCRA, GHANA)

"The launch of the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (2014 GDHS) Report and a national dissemination seminar on the report have taken place in Accra. The 2014 GDHS, the sixth survey conducted in Ghana since 1988, is designed to provide data for monitoring the health situation of the population of Ghana..."

  http://www.ghana.gov.gh/index.php/media-center/news/2073-2014-ghana-demographic-and-health-survey-gdhs-report-launched-in-accra
Oct 14, 2015
Its all about dignity Now I have my own toilet

CHINWE OHAJURUKA, COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN SERVICES
THE HUFFINGTON POST

"...Residents go to central points to fetch water in buckets from a borehole, for their daily sustenance. A small enterprising cottage industry has sprung up where toilets are built solely for women and can be used for a small fee. The down side is that the men and children defecate in a nearby open field. So, for Gift, it is a huge blessing to have a toilet of her own. It is something she did not imagine could happen. This is the first time that she has lived in a house with its own private toilet. All her children were born in her single-room Marine Base home, and her oldest child is 16. According to Nigeria's 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey, only 37 percent of households in urban areas have access to improved sanitation..."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chinwe-ohajuruka/its-all-about-dignity-now_b_8288666.html
Oct 14, 2015
The lurking fear

THE KATHMANDU POST (KATHMANDU, NEPAL)

"...The Nepal Demographic Health Survey 2011 reveals that among married women in between the ages 15-49 years, 38 percent of the women in the Tarai have experienced emotional, physical or sexual violence committed by their husband. And according to the Didi Bahini report, 46 percent of its male respondents curiously blame women for the violence they face. Most, including VDC officials, teachers and police officers, argue that a woman invites violence on herself by the clothes she chooses to wear, places she visits and the people she associates with..."

  http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2015-10-14/the-lurking-fear.html
Oct 11, 2015
Power of the adolescent girl

CHRISTIAN MANHART
THE KATHMANDU POST (KATHMANDU, NEPAL)

"...Early marriage, parents’ educational investment in boys rather than in girls, gender-based violence and the lack of care during menstruation is still prevalent in Nepali society. Girls also get married earlier than boys. The Nepal Health and Demographic Survey (2011) shows that among women aged 20-49, 52 percent were married by the age of 18 and 16 percent were already married by the age of 15..."  http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2015-10-11/power-of-the-adolescent-girl.html
Oct 10, 2015
Government spending for family planning drops

JUDD-LEONARD OKAFOR
DAILY TRUST (ABUJA, NIGERIA)

"...And contraceptive use has hovered at 10% for the past 10 years with marked differences in rural and urban areas as well as by region. While only 25% of married women in the south west currently use modern methods to plan their families, in the north east, only 3% of women do, according to figures from the National Demographic Health Survey..."

  http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/govt-spending-for-family-planning-drops/114361.html