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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 05, 2012
Desperation drives commercial sex workers back to profession

Robert Tapfumaneyi
HAZ HIV/AIDS ZIMBABWE CHARITY

"According to the 2010-11 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS), there has been a slight decrease in Zimbabwe’s HIV prevalence since 2005-06. 15% of Zimbabwean adults are HIV-positive compared with 18 % in the 2005-06..."

http://www.hivaidszimbabwe.org/2012/11/05/desperation-drives-commercial-sex-workers-back-to-profession/
Nov 05, 2012
Clean cookstoves and PHE champions on Tanzanias northern coast

Sean Peoples
NEW SECURITY BEAT, ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE & SECURITY PROGRAM

"...Tanzania’s overall total fertility rate (TFR) is 5.4 children per woman, but varies widely between the urban and rural areas as well as the eastern and western parts of the country. In the east, where we visited, the TFR totals 3.9. The UN’s medium variant population projection, which takes into account a gradual fertility decline, puts Tanzania at seven times its current size by 2100..."

http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2012/11/clean-cookstoves-phe-champions-tanzanias-northern-coast/
Nov 04, 2012
Uganda the health of a nation

Melina Platas Izama
THE INDEPENDENT (Uganda)

...The results of the most recent round of the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), which have been instrumental in documenting these trends, have just been released for Uganda. Conducted across the country in more than ten thousand households, the DHS has been conducted in 1988, 1995, 2000, 2006 and 2011. While there are a number of improvements to report, the story of child survival, particularly in the last decade, stands out. It is perhaps the greatest achievement of the new millennium in Uganda...

http://www.independent.co.ug/news/news-analysis/6734?task=view
Nov 03, 2012
Why the modern Kenyan woman is willing to be wife number two

Kenfrey Kiberenge
DAILY NATION (Kenya)

Although the majority of Kenyans claim to be monogamous, statistics show that 13 of every 100 married Kenyan women have co-wives. This means they are married to men who have at least one or more wives, according to the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) 2008/2009...

http://www.nation.co.ke/Features/lifestyle/Why+Im+happy+to+be+wife+number+2/-/1214/1610370/-/item/0/-/16teve/-/index.html
Nov 01, 2012
Uganda makes progress on maternal health but serious challenges remain

Willy Mutenza
THE PROMOTA AFRICA

KAMPALA. Uganda's latest Demographic and Health Survey 2011 shows good news; maternal health indicators are improving. A many as 95% of Ugandan women now receive antenatal care from a skilled provider at least once, 57% deliver babies in a health facility under the supervision of a skilled provider. Furthermore, 33% of the mothers received a postnatal check-up within two days of birth...

http://www.thepromota.co.uk/uganda-makes-progress-on-maternal-health-but-serious-challenges-remain/