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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.

Nov 13, 2012
Costly lifestyle diseases uphill problem


Dhaka, Bangladesh

"...One in nine people aged 35 and above was found diabetic in the preliminary results of the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2011. One in three women and one in five men of the same age group was found to have high blood pressure. The national representative study, done for the first time in Bangladesh, also found one in six women and one in 10 men overweight which is also linked with diabetes and hypertension..."

Nov 13, 2012
Who is still having unprotected sex in this day and age

Sunny Ntayombya

"...HIV infection at 51 percent among sex workers, an article in The New Times stated. This statistic, put forward by the Rwanda Biomedical Centre, is extremely scary especially when compared to the countrywide HIV rate of three percent, according to the 2010 Demographic Health Survey. Someone is obviously infecting and getting infected by these sex workers. So, two questions must be asked; why are sex workers risking their lives by discarding condom use and why are the clients choosing to risk their lives just so they can go in 'live'?"

Nov 13, 2012
Diarrhea no longer major cause of under five deaths

Dhaka, Bangladesh

"...A new set of the preliminary results of Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2011 released Tuesday showed the water-borne disease accounts for only 2 percent of all under-5 deaths in 2011 which was 6.9 percent in 2004..."

Nov 11, 2012
Pneumonia still major kid killer

Kathmandu, Nepal

"...World Pneumonia Day is marked on November 12 every year to raise awareness on pneumonia as a public health issue and prevent the millions of avoidable child deaths from pneumonia that occur each year. According to Nepal Demographic Health Survey (NDHS)-2011, five per cent of children under-five years of age exhibited symptoms of acute respiratory infections (ARI)..."

Nov 06, 2012
Mixed progress in male circumcision campaign

IRIN PlusNews
Kampala, Uganda

...Convincing men in a largely non-circumcising country to accept the procedure will be an uphill battle for the ministry; according to Uganda's 2011 AIDS Indicator Survey, about 50 percent of men are unwilling to undergo the procedure...