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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 18, 2018
Expanding family planning choices for women in the Philippines

UNFPA (Isabela, Philippines)

"In the Philippines, 49 per cent of unmarried, sexually active women and 17 per cent of married women have an unmet need for family planning, according to a 2017 demographic and health survey..."

https://www.unfpa.org/news/expanding-family-planning-choices-women-philippines
May 11, 2018
Karnataka governments's per capita investment in health lowest among South states

Oommen C Kurian & Rakesh Kumar Sinja
BUSINESS STANDARD (India)

"...NFHS-4 results show that more than one-third (36%) children under five years of age are still stunted, or too short for their age. A similar percentage (35%) of children are underweight, prone to both chronic and acute undernutrition..."

http://www.business-standard.com/article/elections/karnataka-govt-s-per-capita-investment-in-health-lowest-among-south-states-118051100163_1.html
May 04, 2018
Panos Africa for increased momentum to eliminate malaria in Malawi

Arkangel Tembo-Mana
NYASA TIMES (Malawi)

"...There was a decline in malaria prevalence from 33% in 2014 to 24% percent in 2017, while possession of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) increased from 70% in 2014 to 82% in 2017.."

https://www.nyasatimes.com/panos-africa-for-increased-momentum-to-eliminate-malaria-in-malawi/
Apr 27, 2018
Malawi Making Strides in Fighting Malaria

Yamikani Yapuwa
ALL AFRICA (Blantyre)

"According to the report, 24 percent of children aged 6-59 months tested positive for malaria nationwide, a decline from 33 percent in 20I4. Malaria prevalence varies from as low as 11 percent in the Northern Region to 26 percent in both the Central and Southern regions"

http://allafrica.com/stories/201804270789.html
Mar 15, 2018
National Family Health Survey underscores need for serious discussion on marital rape

Urvashi Prasad
INDIAN EXTRESS (Noida, India)

"The latest round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) reveals some disturbing statistics about spousal violence. It shows that 31 per cent of ever-married women have experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence at the hands of their spouse, with physical abuse being the most common..."

http://indianexpress.com/article/gender/national-family-health-survey-underscores-need-for-serious-discussion-on-marital-rape/