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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.

Jul 28, 2012
Around 3 and a half million women die globally due to pregnancy related complications


...The Maternal mortality rate (MMR) mostly caused by Post-Partum hemorrhage (PPH) in Pakistan is 276 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. The Post-Partum Hemorrhage means severe bleeding after birth that takes the precious life of many women around the world...

Jul 27, 2012
A step to deliver on family planning

Toyin Ojora-Saraki

...This policy prevented many women in rural communities from accessing injectable contraceptives which is the preferred method (National Demographic & Health Survey)...

Jul 26, 2012
TV Patrol

Michael L. Tan
Opinion Column

...In the 2008 National Demographic and Health Survey, the figure for TV sets in households had risen to 71 percent, even overtaking radio ownership, which was 65 percent...

Jul 23, 2012
International AIDS Conference Opens in DC

Richard Knox & Steve Inskeep

The International AIDS Conference is going on this week in Washington, D.C. It's the first time in 22 years the conference is being held in the U.S.

Jul 20, 2012
ICFJ African Media Trainers Focus on Health Data

 Chris Conte
Entebbe, Uganda

Leading journalists from across Africa have teamed up with international demography experts to train journalists how to report on important demographic and health data...