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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.

Apr 25, 2015
DHS shows progress in Bangladesh nutrition sector

Nural Islam Hasib
bdnews24.com (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

"New data shows Bangladesh has made a great progress in the nutrition sector, once regarded as the least improved area, reaching 2016 targets ahead of time. The results of the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2014 released on Saturday, however, found the fertility rate remained stagnant in the last three years, pointing at the moribund state of the family planning sector..."

Apr 25, 2015
Health minister bemoans tradition of doctors and field staff dodging rural duties

bdnews24.com (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

"...The health ministry’s population research and training institute, NIPORT, has conducted the survey with financial and technical support from the USAID. The US-based ICF International also supported this biggest ever survey of the health sector. The 2014 edition, seventh DHS conducted in Bangladesh since 1993-94, collected data from more than 17,500 ever-married women aged between 15 years and 49 years in over 17,000 households nationwide..."

Apr 20, 2015
PMI ninth annual report to Congress April 2015

The President's Malaria Initiative (Washington, D.C.)

"In sub-Saharan Africa, the risk of malaria is declining, and it is apparent that the cumulative efforts of PMI and its partners are working..."

Apr 09, 2015
Kenya marks huge drop in infant deaths

Laban Wanambisi

"Kenya has made significant progress in reducing child mortality, with the latest statistics showing that childhood deaths have declined by 30 percent in the last five years. This accounts for a reduction of 34,000 child deaths every year. The Kenya Demographic Health Survey 2014 attributes this largely to family planning, better child feeding practices, malaria and HIV control and immunization..."

Apr 08, 2015
Health sector rooted in flaws


"Health services in Bangladesh may have improved from the past, but the main problem is to maintain this improvement. About 78% of the doctors in the country do not have the basic medical equipment, according to a government survey. This problem must be solved..."  http://www.en.prothom-alo.com/opinion/news/63285/Basic-flaws-in-the-health-sector