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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 30, 2016
Giving birth in Guinea: a life or death lottery bereft of midwives and medicine
Ruth Maclean
THE GUARDIAN (Kankan, Guinea)

"Of every 1,000 babies born in Guinea, 123 die before their fifth birthday. For every 100,000 live births, 724 women die. Guinea has the world's second-highest rate of female genital mutilation (FGM), after Somalia – 97% of women between 15 and 49 have been cut."

Aug 25, 2016
What the World’s Population Will Look Like in 2050: By the Numbers
Lucy Westcott

"...7.6 – The fertility rate of women in Niger, which represents the highest rate in the world..."

Aug 18, 2016
How birth control changed everything for a young mother in Uganda
Lisa Ryan

"...According to the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, the median age of first birth for women in Uganda is 18.9 years old. That figure reflects the age at which women between the ages of 20 and 49 reported having their first child..."

Aug 09, 2016
Reflecting Rural Sanitation Work Progress
Mom Chan Dara Soleil

"...According to the Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey 2014, in Cambodia more than 32 percent of children under five years old are stunted, 24 percent underweight, and 10 percent wasted..."

Aug 07, 2016
Being a mother
Farahnaz Zahidi
THE NEWS ON SUNDAY (Lahore, Pakistan)

"Only 38 per cent of infants under the age of six months are exclusively breastfed, according to the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2012-13."