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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.

Sep 05, 2013
The path to ending child mortality step by step

"It’s not all bad news in the global effort to reduce child mortality. In fact, the number of children who die before age 5 has declined significantly in the last two decades and continues to drop. But the path to ending child mortality is long and hard to navigate. The most recent data shows that nearly 7 million young children die yearly, largely from preventable causes. And less than half of low- and middle-income countries are on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal on child mortality. What works and what doesn’t in the fight against child mortality? What will it take to go the last mile, and end preventable child deaths? GlobalPost investigates."  http://www.globalpost.com/special-reports/step-by-step-path-ending-child-mortality#slide-1
Aug 30, 2013
Gender Statistics Manual

United Nations

"Gender statistics are more than data disaggregated by sex. Sex-disaggregated statistics are simply data collected and tabulated separately for women and men. Having data by sex does not guarantee, for example, that data collection instruments involved in data production were conceived to reflect gender roles, relations and inequalities in society (United Nations Statistics Division, 2001a). This new UN report is designed to help statisticians working in developing countries develop true gender statistics. It can be used as a training or resource manual." http://unstats.un.org/unsd/genderstatmanual/
Jul 23, 2013
Global Health Fellows Blog Clinical Statistician
Lufafa Robinson

"...While working as Researcher and Field interviewer on the Uganda Demographic Health Survey I listened to various people, visited several homes, shared stories and experiences with people from different backgrounds, these touched my life more making me develop a passion for working among communities, trying to device means of better living..."  http://ghcorps.org/clinical-statistician/?utm_source=feedly
Jul 22, 2013
Report finds gradual fall in female genital cutting in Africa

Celia W. Dugger

"...The new report is based on data from the Demographic and Health Surveys and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys; women ages 15 to 49 were questioned about their own status and that of their daughters..."


Jul 22, 2013
Female Genital Cutting a statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change


"Using data from Demographic and Health Surveys and from Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, this new report from UNICEF analyzes trends in FGM between and within countries. 'FGM/C is a violation of a girl's rights to health, well-being and self-determination,' says UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Geeta Rao Gupta in a press release for the report. 'What is clear from this report is that legislation alone is not enough. The challenge now is to let girls and women, boys and men speak out loudly and clearly and announce they want this harmful practice abandoned.' "