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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.

Apr 24, 2012
Community-based agents: Helping reduce mother to child transmission


....All these interventions emanated from the evidence from the Zambia Demographic and Health Survey, which shows that between 2002 and 2007 there was a more than 25 percent decline in under-five mortality rate, but the neonatal mortality rate has remained high, with 34 percent of the under- five deaths in Zambia occurring in this period....

Apr 23, 2012
Mona Eltahawy explains why women are hated in the Middle East

National Public Radio (Morning Edition)
Interview with Mona Eltahawy

....You also quote a disturbing statistic from Egypt - in fact, a statistic that was so bad we doubted it and went and checked and found that it seems to be correct. According to Egyptian government studies, more than 90 percent of women in Egypt who have ever been married - that's who they studied - had gone through female genital mutilation....

Apr 18, 2012
Bangladesh headed for healthier tomorrow

Nurul Islam Hasib
BDNEWS24 (Bangladesh)

Bangladesh is moving towards better health as the preliminary results of the sixth demographic and health survey released on Tuesday show improvement on almost all health indicators, though some inequities still persist....

Apr 16, 2012
Fight against malnutrition to begin early on


KATHMANDU: The Health Ministry is focusing on first 1000 days – 280 days in mother's womb and the succeeding 730 days following the birth of a child – to improve the status of malnutrition.

The initiative comes in the wake of findings of the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS)-2011 that showed a nominal change in malnutrition status.

Dr Shyam Raj Upreti, director of the Child Health Division (CHD) under the ministry, said the government was focusing on the nutrition programme of a mother and a child from the embryonic stage...

Apr 07, 2012
Child mortality under five said declines

Leulseged Worku

ADDIS ABABA- Officially launching the third Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) Thursday, the Central Statistical Agency said child death rate under five has dramatically declined over the last ten or so years. Currently, about one in 11 children die before reaching the age of five in Ethiopia.

According to the report, by the year 2000, child mortality under five was 166 per 1,000 live births. However, this figure has further declined to 123 and 88 by the year 2005 and 2011respectively.