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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.

Jan 29, 2018
Reallife padman says his lifetime not enough to make 1 percent difference

Ananaya Banerjee

"The recent national family health survey (NFHS) IV revelations that say as many as 62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years still use cloth for menstrual protection just reiterates the gravity of the situation..."

Jan 29, 2018
Anaemia incidence among women in India dips slightly but major states report hike

Shivani Azad
THE TIMES OF INDIA (Dehradun, India)

"An analysis of the data of the recent National Family Health Survey IVshows that while the prevalence of anaemia among women in the country has decreased marginally by around 2 % -- from 55 % in 2005-06 to 53 % in 2015-16, a worrying trend is that six major states of the country have shown a marked increase in total anaemic cases among women..."

Jan 29, 2018
A Wakesho Community Based Organisation offers dropouts a brighter future

Ernest Cornel
THE STAR (Nairobi, Kenya)

"Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (2014) showed prevalence of early childbearing is highest in counties within Nyanza region at 22.2 per cent followed by Rift Valley (21.2 per cent) and Coast (21 per cent). Kilifi led in teen pregnancies..."

Jan 23, 2018
Ghana to implement new policies on new HIV infections

Xinhua News Agency
NEWS GHANA (Accra, Ghana)

"Further, the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey revealed that the percentage of women and men with two or more partners increased while condom use decreased during the period..."

Jan 20, 2018
NFHS4 data is a treasure trove for marketers

Roshan Kishore

"More than one-third of rural women do not have regular exposure to any of the mass media mentioned above.."