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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 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%..."

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/injectable-contraceptive-launched/article19686590.ece
Sep 15, 2017
200 000 adolescents benefit from reproductive health services

Gifty Amofa
GHANA NEWS AGENCY (Kumasi, Ghana)

"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..."

http://www.ghananewsagency.org/health/200-000-adolescents-benefit-from-reproductive-health-services-122310
Sep 10, 2017
Womens Council to Focus on Fighting Rwanda Teen Pregnancies in 2018

Hudson Kuteesa
ALL AFRICA (Rwanda)

"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..."

http://allafrica.com/stories/201709110111.html
Sep 07, 2017
India govt plans nutrition audits to track malnutrition in children

Neetu Chandra Sharma
LIVE MINT (New Delhi, India)

"Nearly every third child in India is undernourished—underweight (35.7%) or stunted (38.4%) and 21% of children under five years are wasted as per National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) 2015-16. Moreover, the NFHS-4 data indicates that every second child is anemic (58.4%)..."

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/0dCpjj7PM3X8wbTapxjqPM/Govt-plans-nutrition-audits-to-track-malnutrition-in-childre.html
Sep 06, 2017
Do 45 Percent of Nigerian Women Get Married Before Their 18th Birthday

David Ajikobi
AFRICA CHECK (Maiduguri, Nigeria)

"Nigeria's 2013 Demographic and Health Survey found that 47.7% of women aged 20 to 49 years were married before their 18th birthday. The share ranged from a low of 42.8% for women aged 20 to 24, to a high of 55.5% for women between 45 and 49..."

https://africacheck.org/reports/do-45-of-nigerian-women-get-married-before-their-18th-birthday/