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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.

Aug 14, 2012
Germany grants 12 Million USD to Nursing in Tanzania

Leonard Magomba
EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS WEEK (Kampala, Uganda)

...The size of the nursing-midwifery school classes in Tanzania is rapidly shrinking, and the shortage of midwives is felt throughout the country. According to the 2010 Tanzania Demographic Health Survey, only half of births in Tanzania are attended by skilled health personnel.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201208140939.html
Aug 14, 2012
Breastfeeding Understanding the past planning for the future

Peter Orengo
STANDARD DIGITAL (Kenya)

...Although Kenya is a predominantly a breastfeeding nation, only 32% of Kenyan children are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life as indicated in the 2008-09, Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS). The report also reveals how children fed with their mother's milk in the first six months are performing better in school than those who were given milk formula...

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000063989&pageNo=1
Aug 13, 2012
A condom but you are married

Carol Natukunda
NEW VISION (Uganda)

...Despite its controversy, the condom is increasingly becoming a popular family planning method among marrieds, according to the 2011 Uganda Health Demographic. The survey, conducted by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics showed that whereas Ugandan married women generally prefer the injectables, the condom is also used, especially among married women in urban areas. About 4.3% married women in the East central region had used the male condom as a contraceptive method in the last one year compared to only 0.9% in the rural areas such as Karamoja...

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/634054-A-condom--But-you-are-married-.html
Aug 12, 2012
Highlight clean water and sanitation at London meet

BDNEWS24.COM
Dhaka, Bangladesh

...According to Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, 36 percent under-5 children are underweight, 41 percent stunted and 16 percent too thin for their height.

http://ns.bdnews24.com/details.php?id=230159&cid=13
Aug 12, 2012
Tanzania still far off course on UN health targets

Edward Qorro
THE CITIZEN (Tanzania)

...In 1999, skilled personnel, according to UNDP figures, attended only 41 per cent of the births. By 2010, that number had only gone up to 51, a negligible 10 per cent increase. Additional dismal figures point to an alarming trend; by 2010 only 50 per cent of all women gave births at approved healthcare facilities, and only around 64 per cent of children under five had adequate protection from malaria...

http://thecitizen.co.tz/sunday-citizen/40-sunday-citizen-news/24817-tanzania-still-far-off-courseon-un-health-targets.html