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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.

Mar 22, 2016
Plight of 11-year-old mother in Uganda reignites calls to stop child marriage
Yasin Kakande

"...One in every four girls aged between 15 and 19 fall pregnant, according to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, and nearly half of girls are married before 18..."

Mar 18, 2016
Zimbabwe ramps up pressure on parents to stop child marriages
Marko Phiri

"...An estimated one third of girls are married before the age of 18..."

Mar 18, 2016
NGO calls for actions towards safeguarding women’s, girls’ rights
Lara Adejoro

"...According to 2013 National Demographic and health Survey (NDHS), 28 per cent of women age 15-49 have experienced physical violence at least once and 7 per cent experienced sexual violence at least once in their lifetime..."

Mar 11, 2016
Youth advocates pave the way for girls’ and women’s health and rights
Katja Iversen and Hanifatur Rosyidah
THE JAKARTA POST (Jakarta, Indonesia)

"...While Indonesia has made significant progress to decrease teenage pregnancy, there is still much to be done. According to Indonesia's 2012 Demographic and Health Survey, 10 percent of adolescent girls aged between 15 and 19 years old are already mothers or pregnant with their first child..."

Mar 10, 2016
Sanitation is Namibia's neglected stepchild
Lahja Nashuuta
THE SOUTHERN TIMES (Windhoek, Namibia)

"...Namibia Demographic and Health Survey of 2013 indicated that only 34 percent of the population having access to improved sanitation which is against a target to have reached 66 percent of the population by 2015 as set out in the National Sanitation Strategy..."