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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 09, 2013
EMMUSV une enquete nationale sur la mortalite la morbidite et lutilisation des services
Claude Bernard Serant
Le Nouvelliste (Haiti)

"La nouvelle édition de l'enquête EMMUS-V dresse le portrait démographique et de santé de la population haïtienne. Ce rapport, qui met en relief les principaux résultats de l'Enquête Mortalité, Morbidité et Utilisation des Services (EMMUS-V 2012), embrasse douze domaines d'études. Commanditée par le Ministère de la Santé publique et de la Population (MSPP), cette enquête réalisée par l'Institut haïtien de l'enfance (IHE) qui a bénéficié du support technique de l'Institut haïtien de statistique et d'informatique (IHSI) est représentative au niveau national..."  http://www.lenouvelliste.com/article4.php?newsid=118864
Jul 06, 2013
Mens love obsession puts them at high HIV risk
Jaffar Mjasiri

"...The statistics of the Tanzania HIV and Malaria Indicator Survey (THIMIS) 2012, shows that 21 per cent of men who are between the age of 15-49 have more than one lover, she said. However, the study has revealed that only 4 per cent of women have multiple relations..."  http://allafrica.com/stories/201307080645.html
Jun 27, 2013
Womens HIV infections still on high side
Jaffar Mjasiri

"...Women are most affected by HIV in the country according to a recent report by Tanzania HIV and Malaria Indicator Survey (THIMS) 2012. The THIMS report says women were leading with a 6.2 per cent and followed by men with 3.8 per cent. The survey also indicates the overall infection percentage of HIV for adults of between 15 - 49 years was at 5.1 per cent..."  http://allafrica.com/stories/201306270518.html
Jun 26, 2013
New UN population projections released pockets of high fertility drive overall increase

Elizabeth Leahy Madsen

"...In several of these countries, new Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), which provide the raw data that inform many of the UN estimates, have been published showing that fertility rates are higher than the UN previously estimated. In Burundi, a 2010 DHS reported a total fertility rate (TFR) of 6.4 children per woman; the UN had estimated 4.7 for 2005-2010. In Cameroon, a 2011 DHS found a TFR of 5.1, while the UN had estimated 4.7; in Zimbabwe, a 2010-11 DHS showed an unusual increase in fertility since the previous DHS, from 3.8 to 4.1 – both higher than the UN’s estimate of 3.5..." http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2013/06/population-projections-released-pockets-high-fertility-drive-increase/#.UfkNGtJ61fc
Jun 20, 2013
Global health programs report to Congress FY 2012


"...In 2012, USAID continued to answer President Obama's call to end extreme poverty. The Global Health Programs: Report to Congress describes USAID's ongoing commitment to advancing global health science, research, innovation and implementation across three inspiring goals: creating an AIDS-free generation, ending preventable child and maternal deaths, and fostering a world safe from major and emerging disease..."