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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.

Jun 09, 2012
Sanitation major global global problem

Peter Temba

...Children are highly vulnerable because every hour a child dies in Tanzania of diarrhea, she said, noting that even those who do not become stuck in a cycle of diarrhea and malnutrition, contributing to a high level of 42 percent of stunted children, according to the latest demographic and health survey.

Jun 07, 2012
50 female BECE graduates get scholarships


...The 2008 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey revealed that 65 per cent of women in the Northern Region have no form of formal education and 74 per cent of women had never attended school and those who had attended only primary and junior high school cannot read at all...

May 31, 2012
Timor-Leste has much to celebrate on its 10th birthday

Stephen P Groff
Poverty Matters Blog

...What's more, this rapid economic growth has been inclusive, reaching the poor and well-off alike. The inclusiveness of growth is best revealed by the progress made in providing opportunity to a nation's children. This is an especially important perspective in Timor-Leste, where half of the population is 18 years or younger. Research by the ADB drawing on household surveys (eg the most recent demographic and health survey) is showing that Timor-Leste has indeed succeeded in expanding the opportunities provided to its children...

May 24, 2012
Desnutricion en el Peru bajo 7 por ciento en ninos menores de cinco anos


Lima (Andina). La desnutrición es un problema que se está controlando cada vez más. Un informe del Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas (MEF) confirmó los esfuerzos que realiza el país para evitar que más niños sufran este mal. La desnutrición crónica en niños y niñas menores de cinco años se redujo a 15,2% en 2011, superando la meta propuesta de 16%. Ello, según el patrón de referencia NCSH de la Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud Familiar (Endes), la que arrojó un 18,3% de desnutrición crónica en niños y niñas menores de cinco años en 2007 y 22,6% en 2000....