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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.

Sep 18, 2012
Niger achievement in child survival


Niger had the world's highest under-five mortality rate in 1990. Between 1990 and 2011, the rate dropped by 54%. Despite this progress, one in seven children still die before the age of five. Two out of every five children are underweight, which hampers their mental and physical development and can have effects that last into adulthood...

Sep 18, 2012
In Uganda patients go private as state sector crumbles

Kampala, Uganda

..."We need to bring in some money to stop the deaths of mothers," said Sam Lyomoki, who chairs the Parliamentary Social Services Committee. Uganda's high maternal mortality rate, at over 430 deaths per 100,000 live births, has led activists to sue the government...

Sep 17, 2012
UNFPA calls for increase in condom supply

 Evaline Namuwaya
The New Times (Rwanda)

...according to the [Rwanda] Demographic Health Survey 2010, 79 per cent of women and 66 per cent of men know that the risk of getting HIV can be reduced by using condoms and limiting sex to one uninfected partner. He added, however, the same survey revealed disturbing results because it indicated that among unmarried women and men aged 15-24 who had sex in the past 12 months, "42 percent of women used a condom while 66 percent of men used a condom in the same period.

Sep 14, 2012
Imagine a world without AIDS

Violet Mengo

...According to the Zambia Demographic Health Survey of 2007, the country's HIV prevalence rate stands at 14.3 per cent. HIV and AIDS awareness among the Zambian population has increased to about 99 per cent. However, this awareness has not halted the spread of the disease...

Sep 14, 2012
65 babies born with HIV everyday in Uganda

Catherine Mwesigwa Kizza

...The new Uganda AIDS Indicators' Survey 2011, HIV prevalence has increased to 7.3%. There are 130,000 new HIV infections in the country every year. HIV prevalence is highest among women at 8.3% while it is 6.1% among men. Urban women have a higher prevalence at 11% than their rural counterparts at 8%. However there are no urban-rural differences among the men...