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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.

Aug 01, 2012
Asian parents learn better practices to save childrens lives

PLAN Asia Regional Office
THE NATION (Thailand)

...According to the latest national demographic survey, Nepal's neonatal mortality rate is 33 per 1,000 live births...

Aug 01, 2012
In Ethiopia more HIV positive mothers deliver babies free of the virus

Indrias Getachew

...Making sure that these women deliver at a health facility is an important part of the group's activities. Less than 10 per cent of Ethiopian women give birth in a health facility, which is a contributing factor to the country's high maternal mortality ratio. According to the 2011 Demographic and Health survey, that number stands at 676 per 100,000 live births...

Jul 31, 2012
Government set to rein in baby food marketing

Nurul Islam Hasib
BDNEWS24.COM (Bangladesh)

...The preliminary results of Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) shows 41 percent children in Bangladesh are too short for their age and 36 percent are underweight...

Jul 30, 2012
The A to Z of Kenyas health

Joy Wanja

Our life expectancy at independence was 50 years, but now you can expect to live to about 58 years, after which you are on borrowed time. Diseases like malaria and HIV/Aids remain a headache, but the biggest threat lies in lifestyle conditions such as diabetes and obesity. Also, ponder over the shame of jiggers in the 21st Century.

Jul 29, 2012
Family planning to be prioritised

Kathmandu, Nepal

...Despite Nepal Demographic Health Survey (NDHS-2011) indication that more than 99 per cent of women aged 15-49 are aware of at least one modern family planning method, the unmet demand is still high...