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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.

Jan 23, 2013
Haiti 2012 DHS lower TFR higher contraceptive prevalence infant mortality rate unchanged from previous survey

 Carl Haub

"The preliminary results of one part of Haiti's 2012 Demographic and Health Survey show a continuing but more-rapid decline in the total fertility rate (TFR, the average number of children per woman) since Haiti's first DHS in 1994-1995..."

Jan 23, 2013
Ugandan HIV campaign targets cheaters


"...The ABC strategy was largely credited with reducing HIV prevalence from 18 percent in the early 1990s to about 6 percent in 2000. However, since then, prevalence has begun to rise again, going from 6.4 percent in 2005 to 7.3 percent in 2011, according to the most recent AIDS Indicator Survey. And despite years of HIV prevention messages, condom use remains erratic..."

Jan 22, 2013
The right to food in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh

"...According to the most recently published National Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) from 2011, 40 percent of children are too short for their age (known medically as "stunting"), a harbinger of lifelong development delays and one of the leading causes globally of brain damage. Some 36 percent of the surveyed children in Bangladesh under five were underweight for their age (showing signs of stunting, and/or "wasting" - weighing too little for their height)..."

Dec 26, 2012
Where do population data come from

Population Reference Bureau

Many people want to know: Where, exactly, do population data come from? The census is the foundation of demographic statistics, but census-taking is a complicated and difficult process. In this Distilled Demographics, PRB senior demographer Carl Haub explains how demographic data from countries are obtained, highlighting major global surveys and other means.

Dec 17, 2012
World malaria report 2012

World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland

"The World Malaria Report 2012 summarizes information received from 104 malaria-endemic countries and other sources, and updates the analyses presented in the 2011 report. It highlights the progress made towards the global malaria targets set for 2015 and describes current challenges for global malaria control and elimination."