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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.

Jun 07, 2013
Fears of a malaria relapse in Madagascar


"More than 8.2 million nets were distributed in high-transmission areas in 2009 and 2010. As a result, 92 percent of the at-risk population was covered by either nets or IRS, according to the 2011 Malaria Indicator Survey. The prevention campaign resulted in a 13-fold reduction in reported malaria morbidity at primary health centres, from 130 cases per 1,000 people in 2003 to 10 per 1,000 people in 2011, according to government figures..."

Jun 07, 2013
Tanzania makes progress in malaria fight

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

"...Presenting findings of the Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey 2011-12 during the forum, Deputy NMCP Manager Dr. Renata Mandike said the prevalence of malaria among children aged 6 months to 5 years halved between 2008 and 2012 from 18% to 9% while mentioning the regions with the highest malaria prevalence as Lindi (26%), Kigoma (26%) and Geita (32%). She also noted that the percentage of children with severe anaemia had declined by half from 11.1% in 2005 to 5.6% in 2012..."

Jun 07, 2013
Japan an exemplary health partner with Africa

President Jakaya Kikwete

"In April, I launched the Tanzania HIV and AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey report, which examines key health indicators in my country. The findings of the study are heartwarming and inspiring. The results point to a turning tide against HIV and AIDS and malaria infections in Tanzania. They indicate that we are making steady progress in the fight against these diseases. Our investments in a healthier future for our people are bearing the desired fruits..."

Jun 07, 2013
State of the Worlds Mothers 2013


"Surviving the First Day: State of the World's Mothers 2013"

May 15, 2013
Demystifying Data A guide to using evidence to improve young peoples sexual health and rights

Anderson R, Panchaud C, Singh S and Watson K

"Most of the 70 indicators in the guide are drawn from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS). The DHS is a highly respected and widely used source of scientific evidence on a broad range of topics, including those related to sexual and reproductive health in the developing world [...] The surveys are nationally representative, meaning that the sample reflects the structure and characteristics of the entire population of women of reproductive age and, in many countries, men..."