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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 18, 2013
Educated mothers can better protect newborns says report


"Neonatal mortality is significantly related to maternal education, short maternal stature, fewer than four antenatal care visits and indoor pollution, says an analysis report of Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) 2001-2011."

Mar 28, 2013
Tanzania HIV rates drop but infection weighs more on women

PANAPRESS (Tanzania)

"The HIV/AIDS pandemic persists in Tanzania as a major threat to national development as much as it weighs heavily on the female population and urban residents, according to official findings of the 2011/2012 countrywide surveillance. According to the Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey report released here late Wednesday, national HIV prevalence has slightly dropped from 5.7 percent in 2008/2009 to 5.1 percent in 2011/12..."

Mar 28, 2013
Slight decline in AIDS infections

Christopher Majaliwa
DAILY NEWS (Tanzania)

"The average HIV/AIDS pervalence among people aged between 15 and 49 has dropped from seven percent in the last ten years to 5.1 percent in 2012, Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) revealed[...] TACAIDS Executive Chairperson Dr. Fatma Mrisho said during the launching of the 2011-12 Tanzania HIV and Malaria Indicator Survey (THMIS) in Dar es Salaam yesterday, that infection was more prevalent in urban areas as compared to rural areas..."

Mar 28, 2013
Tanzania makes major advances in malaria and HIV AIDS fight

 THE GUARDIAN (Tanzania)

"...The 2011-2012 Tanzania HIV/Aids and Malaria Indicator Survey (THMIS) report launched by President Jakaya Kikwete reveals that five out of every 100 men and women aged between 15 and 49 are infected..."