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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 09, 2016
When we invest in girls, everybody wins
Afroja Yesmin

"...According to survey conducted by Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2014, among currently married women from 15-49 years of age, only 34 per cent are reported to be employed during the survey period or in past 12 months..."

May 01, 2016
Wamukisa, an olive branch to teen mothers
Gladys Kalibbala
THE NEW VISION (Kampala, Uganda)

"...Nakate was among the 24% of Ugandan girls aged between 15 and 19 believed to be already mothers or pregnant with their first child, according to the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2011..."

Apr 30, 2016
Girls recommended to embrace midwifery
Rose Athumani
DAILY NEWS (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

"...According to Tanzania’s latest demographic and health survey (2010), only 51% of deliveries are assisted by a trained professional..."

Apr 26, 2016
Alarm in ministry as cases of malaria double at the Coast
Farouk Mwabege and Samuel Kazunga
DAILY NATION (Nairobi, Kenya)

"...According to the 2015 Kenya National Malaria Strategy, the prevalence of malaria in the country has dropped from 11 to eight per cent but has double from four to eight per cent in the Coast region..."

Apr 26, 2016
Malaria cases on the rise in Coast region
Farouk Mwabege
DAILY NATION (Nairobi, Kenya)

"...although malaria prevalence has dropped in the country, from 11 to 8 per cent, it has increased from 4 to 8 percent in the coast..."