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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.

Sep 14, 2012
65 babies born with HIV everyday in Uganda

Catherine Mwesigwa Kizza

...The new Uganda AIDS Indicators' Survey 2011, HIV prevalence has increased to 7.3%. There are 130,000 new HIV infections in the country every year. HIV prevalence is highest among women at 8.3% while it is 6.1% among men. Urban women have a higher prevalence at 11% than their rural counterparts at 8%. However there are no urban-rural differences among the men...

Sep 12, 2012
Women in labour to get free blood


...According to the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS)-2011, 58 per cent women sought consultations from medical professionals during pregnancy. Although more women are opting for antenatal care than in the past, only 36 per cent babies were delivered by a doctor, nurse or midwife...

Sep 07, 2012
The 20 most literate states in India

YAHOO Finance India

This information was compiled from NFHS-3 and the 2011 Census of India. National Family Health Survey (NFHS) is a large-scale, multi round survey conducted by the International Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai designated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of India. NFHS-3 was released on 11 Oct 2007.

Aug 29, 2012
Healthy timing and spacing protects mother and baby

Paidamoyo Chipunza
THE HERALD (Zimbabwe)

...the number of times a woman was exposed to pregnancy determined her chances of dying from pregnancy or related complications. In Zimbabwe, according to the Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey (2010/11), about 6 percent of women between the ages of 25 and 49 engage in sexual activity at 15 years and the average number of children expected per woman is four...

Aug 27, 2012
In Ethiopia safe water critical to health of HIV positive people


...More than 180,000 Ethiopia children are infected with HIV, according to Ethiopian government statistics, and according to the 2011 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), about 60,000 children under the age of five die due to diarrhoea every year in Ethiopia...