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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.

May 25, 2016
Kigali introduces car-free day

Athan Tashobya
THE NEW TIMES (Kigali, Rwanda)

"...The 2015 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) by RBC indicates that NCDs are on the rise in the country. A case in point is obesity, which increased from 16 per cent in 2011 to 21 per cent in 2015..."

http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-05-25/200185/
May 25, 2016
Health and Science Bulletin
INSIGHT NAMIBIA MAGAZINE (Windhoek, Namibia)

"...Back in Namibia, data from the 2013 Demographic and Health Survey reports that 3% of men and 13% of women are obese..."

  http://www.insight.com.na/health-and-science-bulletin-16/
May 22, 2016
Life expectancy in Africa on the rise -- WHO report
Solomon Asaba
THE NEW TIMES (Kigali, Rwanda)

"...The recent Demographic and Health Survey (RDHS-V), shows that from 2005, maternal health indicators improved with antenatal healthcare provided by skilled health workers increasing from 94 per cent in 2005 to 99 percent in 2014-15..."

  http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-05-22/200086/
May 20, 2016
County Governments in Kenya Must Take Lead in Fight for Gender Equality
Ambassador Tarja Fernandez and Siddhartha Chatterjee
THOMAS REUTERS FOUNDATION NEWS

"...The Demographic and Health Survey (DHS, 2014) indicates that the national prevalence of female genital mutilation is 21%. However, among the communities where the practice is still intractable, the rates go up to 98%..."

  http://news.trust.org/item/20160520121240-fu079/
May 20, 2016
Edo Chief Judge Seeks Action Against Genital Mutilation
Patrick Ahanor
BLUEPRINT NEWSPAPERS (Benin City, Nigeria)

"...Imongan noted that the 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey showed that 25 per cent of Nigerian women are circumcised..."

  http://www.blueprint.ng/2016/05/20/edo-chief-judge-seeks-action-against-genital-mutilation/