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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.

Jun 29, 2015
Attention au paludisme en ce temps de pluies-dormir sous la moustiquaire

Pao Gadiel
SANTÉ-EDUCATION (Togo)

...Les résultats de la troisième Enquête Démographique et de Santé au Togo (EDST) montrent que la prévalence du paludisme est beaucoup plus élevée en milieu rural 47% qu'en milieu urbain (15%). C'est dans l'agglomération de Lomé que la prévalence du paludisme est la plus faible (8%) et c'est dans les régions de la Kara et des Plateaux (52% chacune) qu'elle est plus élevée.

  http://bit.ly/1GKIvqo
Jun 18, 2015
Kenyas net gains on malaria prevention threatened by climate change

Murithi Mutiga
THE GUARDIAN (NAIROBI, KENYA)

"...In Kenya, child mortality fell by about 8% annually from 2005 on, with infant mortality declining from 52 deaths for every 1,000 live births in 2008/9 to 39 in 1,000 in 2014. The under-five mortality rate fell from 74 deaths for every 1,000 live births in 2008/9 to 52 deaths for every 1,000 live births in 2014..."

http://bit.ly/1I1F2Ib
Jun 12, 2015
Tobacco control advocates demand higher tax on low priced cigarettes

DAILY TIMES (LAHORE, PAKISTAN)

"...Iqbal said the FED is believed to be a tax on items that the government wants to discourage because of their injurious impact on health. 'The government should raise taxes on most commonly used cigarettes to ensure people's health and well-being. According to Pakistan Demographic Health Survey (PDHS 2012-13), 28% of men and 1% women smoke cigarettes. Out of which, more than 70% people smoke ten or more cigarettes daily. Raising taxes on cigarettes would lead to discourage people from smoking,' he concluded."

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/business/12-Jun-2015/tobacco-control-advocates-demand-higher-tax-on-low-priced-cigarettes
Jun 06, 2015
The too fertile crescent

THE ECONOMIST

"Population growth in the Middle East, though higher than everywhere but sub-Saharan Africa, has been slowing thanks to falling fertility rates, the measure used by demographers for the number of children a woman is likely to have. But after 50 years of decline, the fertility rate in Egypt, the region's most populous nation, is now back up to 3.5. That is lower than in Iraq and Yemen where it is over four, but above Saudi Arabia and Iran, which with 77m has the second-largest number of people in the region. Since infant mortality is falling and life expectancy increasing, the population will surely start growing faster..."  http://econ.st/1ICnEuS
May 15, 2015
World Health Statistics 2015

World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland)

"World Health Statistics 2015 contains WHO’s annual compilation of health-related data for its 194 Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets. WHO presents World Health Statistics 2015 as an integral part of its ongoing efforts to provide enhanced access to comparable high-quality statistics on core measures of population health and national health systems."

  http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/170250/1/9789240694439_eng.pdf?ua=1&ua=1