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.

Oct 27, 2021
Malaria prevalence reduced by two percent in 2020 -- report

Nancy Agutu
THE STAR (Kenya)

"...According to the report, six per cent of children aged six months to 14 years tested positive for malaria by microscopy. Malaria disease prevalence reduced from eight per cent in 2015 to six per cent in 2020 due to sustained interventions, a report has indicated. ''Malaria prevalence generally increases with age, from one per cent among children aged 6-8 months to 8 per cent among children aged 10-14 years", the report said even as Kenya aims to end malaria in the next nine years. The report showed that Malaria prevalence is higher among rural children than urban children. This is seven per cent versus three per cent. "Malaria prevalence varies greatly by endemicity zone ranging from below one per cent in the low-risk zone to 19 per cent in Lake endemic zone," it added..."

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