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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 06, 2015
Hospitals lack basic amenities and equipment in Bangladesh
Nurul Islam Hasib
bdnews24.com (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

"A survey has revealed serious lack of basic amenities and equipment for maternal and childcare and family planning services in public and private health centres. This is despite Bangladesh buying millions of dollars worth of medical equipment..."  http://bdnews24.com/health/2015/04/06/hospitals-lack-basic-amenities-equipment-in-bangladesh
Apr 02, 2015
Excision-Treize pourcent des filles de moins de 15 touchees

Excision: 13% des filles de moins de 15 touchées
SETAL.NET (Senegal)

"Dans une enquête rendue publique par l'Agence nationale de la statistique et de la démographie (Ansd), et touchant plusieurs secteurs, une bonne partie a été consacrée à l'excision. Selon le document repris par nos confrères de l'As, 13% des filles de moins de 15 ans sont concernées par le phénomène. Les données indiquent que les ethnies le plus touchées sont : les Mandingues (36%), les Soninké (33%), les Peulhs (29%), les Diola (22%). Les prévalences sont faibles auprès des Wolofs, les Sérères (1%). De la même enquête, on relève que la proportion des filles excisée est plus importante en milieu rural (17%) qu'en milieu urbain (8%)."


Mar 31, 2015
Decline in maternal mortality rates welcome

Hildah Lumba
TIMES OF ZAMBIA (Lusaka, Zambia)

"...Central Statistical Office (CSO) yesterday announced a significant drop in maternal and child mortality rates from its 2013-2014 Demographic Health Survey (DHS). Infant mortality has declined from 70 to 45 deaths per 1,000 live births. Under-five mortality declined from 119 per 1,000 live births, to 75 deaths..."  http://www.times.co.zm/?p=54507
Mar 30, 2015
Malawi malaria prevalence drops to 33 percent

StarAfrica (PARIS, FRANCE)

"The 2014 Malaria Indicator Survey conducted by the National Malaria Control Program in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has suggested a slight decline of the disease's prevalence rate from 43 to 33% in the country. Speaking during the report findings dissemination meeting in the capital Lilongwe on Monday, Secretary for Health, Charles Mwansambo said the decline has been achieved because of different interventions which the government and its partners put in place to reduce the burden to malaria among people..."

Mar 27, 2015
Sierra Leone let pregnant girls take exams


"...The threatened measures would further disadvantage girls in Sierra Leone, where 28% of 15-19 year olds have a child or are pregnant according to the 2013 Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey..."  https://www.amnesty.org/en/international-secretariat/