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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 08, 2015
Childhood malnutrition still remains a problem in the Gambia

CHERNO OMAR BOBB
THE POINT (BANJUL) (THE GAMBIA)

"...She said the Demographic and Health Survey (2013) has revealed that stunting - being too short for age - affects 25 per cent of children under five in the country, while wasting - being too thin for height - affects 12 per cent of the under-five population..."

http://allafrica.com/stories/201510081664.html
Oct 01, 2015
The Dream

MARYALICE YAKUTCHIK
JOHN HOPKINS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, FALL 2015 MAGAZINE (BALTIMORE, USA)

"In her dream, she fastens a band around a baby’s ankle as his mother stands watching. Noor Sabah Rakhshani wakes. For months, she has been living and breathing her doctoral thesis. Even in her sleep, data from the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey swirls around her. While commuting to the Bloomberg School, and while preparing meals for her husband Imran and their daughters Lailée and Nida, Noor ponders the variables that influence the use of health services in her homeland.  http://magazine.jhsph.edu/2015/fall/features/the-dream/index.html
Sep 30, 2015
Gambia demographic health survey 2013 report launched
ABDOULIE NYOCKEH
THE POINT (BANJUL, THE GAMBIA)

"In his launching statement on behalf of the Minister of Finance, the Health Minister, Omar Sey, said the 2013 Gambia Demographic and Health Survey (GHDS) was conducted by the Gambia Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the National Population Commission Secretariat. This was the first demographic and health survey conducted in The Gambia under the Worldwide Programme, a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), he said..."

  http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/gambia-demographic-health-survey-2013-report-launched
Sep 22, 2015
Saving the children

THE DATA TEAM
THE ECONOMIST (NEW YORK, USA)

"WORLD leaders are currently gathered in New York for the annual meeting of the United Nation's General Assembly. One of the foremost items on the agenda will be the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of global targets ending in 2015. One of the main MDGs was to reduce the global mortality rate of children under five-years-old by two-thirds from its 1990 level of 91 deaths per 1,000 live births, to 30 in 2015. The subsequent SDG is to reduce this still further, to 25 deaths by 2030..."

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/09/daily-chart-15
Sep 18, 2015
Better data improves womens lives

DATA WATCH

"The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program gathers sex-disaggregated information from 82 countries on HIV/AIDS, female genital cutting, and gender-based violence..."

http://dataimpacts.org/project/health-surveys/