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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.

Oct 21, 2013
Storytelling is serious business narratives research and policy
Laura Henson

"...Talukder founded Eminence in 2003 and has focused the organization’s research on reproductive health, climate change, and development in Bangladesh. He employs journalists in his technical group of researchers, he said, because they can translate the stories they find in rural areas to mass media outlets, which improves policymakers’ understanding of the problem. Eminence has also collaborated with international partners to increase media coverage, working with MEASURE DHS and Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health to increase reporting and knowledge of population and health issues..."  http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2013/10/storytelling-business-narratives-research-policy/#.UmbZf3CcPjl
Oct 10, 2013
Heres the best thing the US has done in Afghanistan
Justin Sandefur

"...In late 2011, the U.S. Agency for International Development announced some astonishing news about progress in health and mortality in Afghanistan. The new findings came from the release of the 2010 Afghanistan Mortality Survey, the largest survey of its kind ever undertaken in Afghanistan. The survey showed that from 2004 to 2010, life expectancy had risen from just 42 years—the second lowest rate in the world—to 62 years, driven by a sharp decline in child mortality. As a result, nearly 100,000 Afghan children per year who previously would have died now don't..."  http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/10/heres-the-best-thing-the-us-has-done-in-afghanistan/280484/
Oct 04, 2013
Indonesias fight against maternal mortality takes a step backwards
Alisa Tang
Thomson Reuters Foundation

"...The number of maternal deaths rose to 359 per 100,000 live births last year, from 228 in 2007, the newspaper reported, citing data from the 2012 Indonesian Demographic and Health Survey, released last week. The survey showed 96 percent of pregnant women received care, up from 93 percent in 2007, and the number of women who gave birth with help from health workers rose to 83 percent from 73 percent five years earlier..."  http://www.trust.org/item/20131004083200-s6iyj/
Sep 28, 2013
Rwanda launches a 1000 days campaign to eradicate malnutrition


"...Malnutrition is a key public health issue and is one of the major causes of infant, child, and maternal morbidity and mortality. According to the most recent statistics, the 2010 Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey (RDHS, 2010), 44% of children under the age of five years suffer from chronic malnutrition or stunting..."

Sep 12, 2013
Dix sept pour cent des femmes adeptes de la contraception

Environ 17,8% des femmes sénégalaises en couple âgées de 15 à 49 ans utilisent des méthodes de contraception, renseigne l'Enquête démographique de santé continue (EDS-continue 2012-2013) dont les premiers résultats ont été rendus publics ce jeudi, à Dakar.   http://www.rewmi.com/Dix-sept-pour-cent-des-femmes-adeptes-de-la-contraception-etude_a82423.html