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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.

May 21, 2012
Educated women more promiscuous than men

Carol Natukunda and Florence Nakaayi

...The bureau obtained the data by confidentially interviewing a sample of 8,674 women aged 15 - 49 countrywide, from June to December 2011. The respondents were carefully sampled to represent the situation in Uganda. They were asked various questions including their backgrounds and various health topics such as family planning, sexual behaviour, knowledge about HIV/AIDS, parenting matters and knowledge about tuberculosis...

May 19, 2012
The best story in development - Africa is experiencing some of the biggest falls in child mortality ever seen anywhere


...According to Mr Demombynes and Karina Trommlerova, also of the World Bank, 16 of the 20 African countries which have had detailed surveys of living conditions since 2005 reported falls in their child-mortality rates (this rate is the number of deaths of children under five per 1,000 live births)...

May 10, 2012
Zimbabwe-When health care is beyond reach

Roselyne Sachiti
THE HERALD (Zimbabwe)

....The Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey 2010-11, which was published a fortnight ago, confirms that 93 percent of Zimbabwean women and 91 percent of men do not have health insurance....

....With such shocking statistics, The Herald made several inquiries with some medical aid societies to find out what really deters people from seeking health insurance.....

May 09, 2012
Africas two female presidents join forces for women

Travis Lupik

....With regard to women's health, Liberia's five-year "Road Map", launched in March 2011, aims to "halve Liberia's high rate of maternal and newborn death" and calls for "increasing the number of skilled birth attendants at all levels of the health care system by 50 per cent." According to the country's 2007 Demographic and Health Survey, Liberia's maternal mortality rate is 994 deaths for every 100,000 live births – one of the highest in the world....

...."Malawi's maternal mortality rate is as high as 675 deaths per 100,000 (live births)," Banda noted. "As a woman president and a mother, I feel it is my obligation to stop the unnecessary deaths of women."....

Apr 25, 2012
72 enfants sénégalais sur 1000 décèdent avant l'âge de 5 ans (étude)


La mortalité infanto-juvénile est dans une tendance baissière au Sénégal car le risque de décès entre la naissance et le cinquième anniversaire est de 72 pour 1000 naissances, indique une nouvelle enquête de l'Agence nationale de la statistique et de la démographie (ANSD) rendue publique mercredi à Dakar...