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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 21, 2012
Effort on to make hospitals baby friendly

Himalayan News Service

...According to Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011, 70 per cent of Nepali children under six months are being exclusively breastfed and 98 per cent of children are ever breastfed.

Aug 21, 2012
Early life malnutrition affects skills

Nurul Islam Hasib
BDNEWS24.COM (Bangladesh)

...The preliminary results of the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2011 showed despite progress in different health indicators, malnutrition remains high with 36 percent children under-5 underweight, 41 percent stunted and 16 percent wasted or too thin for their height..

Aug 21, 2012
New push towards a malaria free nation

Peter Orengo & Maureen Odiwuor

...According to the 2010 Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey, although malaria prevalence has remained low in most parts of the country, there has been little or no change in the household ownership and use of insecticide-treated nets...

Aug 16, 2012
USAID Nepal partnership hailed

The Himalayan News Service

...For over six decades, USAID has been a consistent partner in the health sector. The 2011 Demographic and Health Survey has clearly shown that our investments have paid off [...] child mortality has declined by a remarkable 54% in the last 15 years, while maternal mortality has declined from 539 to 281 deaths per 100,000 live births in the last 10 years.

Aug 14, 2012
Germany grants 12 Million USD to Nursing in Tanzania

Leonard Magomba

...The size of the nursing-midwifery school classes in Tanzania is rapidly shrinking, and the shortage of midwives is felt throughout the country. According to the 2010 Tanzania Demographic Health Survey, only half of births in Tanzania are attended by skilled health personnel.