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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
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.

Aug 14, 2012
Breastfeeding Understanding the past planning for the future

Peter Orengo

...Although Kenya is a predominantly a breastfeeding nation, only 32% of Kenyan children are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life as indicated in the 2008-09, Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS). The report also reveals how children fed with their mother's milk in the first six months are performing better in school than those who were given milk formula...

Aug 13, 2012
A condom but you are married

Carol Natukunda

...Despite its controversy, the condom is increasingly becoming a popular family planning method among marrieds, according to the 2011 Uganda Health Demographic. The survey, conducted by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics showed that whereas Ugandan married women generally prefer the injectables, the condom is also used, especially among married women in urban areas. About 4.3% married women in the East central region had used the male condom as a contraceptive method in the last one year compared to only 0.9% in the rural areas such as Karamoja...