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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 27, 2017
First ever nutrition policy soon to be released in India for severe acute malnourished

Staff Reporter
OUTLOOK INDIA (New Delhi, India)

"As per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 4, 7.5 per cent of total children were found to be severely wasted, up from 6.4 during NFHS 3.."

Sep 27, 2017
South Africas poor condom use strengthens case for VMMC

Staff Reporter
MIDRAND REPORTER (Johannesburg, South Africa)

"According to the latest SA Demographic and Health Survey, 17 per cent of men and 5 per cent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 years reported having two or more sexual partners in the past year..."

Sep 15, 2017
Injectable contraceptive launched in all Tamil Nadu in all govt hospitals

Special Correspondent
THE HINDU (Chennai, India)

"As per the National Family Health Survey 2015-16, Tamil Nadu’s fertility rate is 1.7, lower than the national rate of 2.2. The current use of family planning methods among married women between the ages of 15 and 49 is 53.2%, while the unmet need for family planning in this group is 10.1%..."

Sep 15, 2017
200 000 adolescents benefit from reproductive health services

Gifty Amofa

"Ghana's Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) shows that 10.7 percent of young women and 8.7 percent of their male counter parts between ages of 15 and 24, have had sex before the age 15..."

Sep 10, 2017
Womens Council to Focus on Fighting Rwanda Teen Pregnancies in 2018

Hudson Kuteesa

"The 2014/15 Demographic and Health survey showed that teenage pregnancy rates in Rwanda increased from 6.1 per cent in 2010 to 7.3 per cent in 2015..."