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Mar 26, 2012
Nepal experiences major improvements in demographic and child health indicators

Kathmandu, Nepal

The Government of Nepal'sMinistry of Health and Population and USAID/Nepal jointly released the findings of the 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), highlighting the health, social and economic status and trends in the country.

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Mar 13, 2012
Child survival and maternal health continue to improve in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda
Rwandan children and mothers are healthier than ever before according to the 2010 Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey (RDHS). Fewer children are dying before their fifth birthday.Fewer women are dying due to pregnancy or childbirth related causes.

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Feb 28, 2012
Four in ten Nigerian children infected with malaria

Abuja, Nigeria

Just over 40% of children under age five are infected with malaria, according to a new national survey. “These results show that Nigeria needs to focus on eliminating malaria,” said Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, who launched the study in Abuja. “Nigeria is working towards 2015 as a target to eliminate the disease,” the Minister reported.

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Jan 26, 2012
One in ten children has malaria (Angola)

Luanda, Angola

A recent household survey in Angola shows that 10% of children 6 months through 5 years have malaria according to blood smears examined through microscopy. Children living in the hyperendemic region were most likely to be infected (16%) according to the 2011 Angola Malaria Indicator Survey (AMIS) released today.

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Nov 30, 2011
New survey shows significant improvement in maternal and child health - challenges remain

Kabul, Afghanistan
Many more Afghan women are receiving skilled care today during pregnancy and delivery than a decade ago, and more women and children are surviving today than ever before as a result of greater access to health facilities and better care according to the Afghanistan Mortality Survey (AMS) 2010. Despite the challenging situation implementing this survey, the AMS 2010, released today, represents some 87 percent of the population and provides needed data on the current state of healthcare in Afghanistan, confirming the remarkable achievements made in the health sector over the past decade. Read more