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DHS in the News

Journalists worldwide write about MEASURE DHS results. The dissemination of DHS, SPA and HIV data is often widely covered by media in survey countries, but journalists also use MEASURE DHS 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 MEASURE DHS.

Aug 25, 2012
Malnutrition sufferer to ambassador

Edward Qorro
THE CITIZEN (Tanzania)

...The 2010 Demographic and Health Survey for Tanzania (TDHS 2010) puts mortality rates for infants at 51 per 1,000 live births. Under-5s fare much worse, 81 of them die for every 1,000. Couple this with the fact that statistics show 42 per cent of children under 5 years old experience stunted growth, a rather gloomy picture begins to form. Consequently, Tanzania is consistently ranked among the countries worst affected by malnourishment-related health scares...

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