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Feb 04, 2013
Marked improvements in maternal and child health in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh has witnessed marked improvements in maternal and child health over the last four decades. Women are having fewer children, and these children are increasingly likely to live longer and healthier lives than previous generations. Women are also receiving more skilled assistance during pregnancy and delivery than ever before. Further improvements would need effective public-private and NGO partnerships to improve access to and quality of services. Bangladesh also needs to be prepared to deal with the worrying rise in non-communicable illnesses, like hypertension and diabetes. These challenges, brought to light by the newly released 2011 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (2011 BDHS), will require policy and program reform, more targeted and more innovative interventions, and long-term behavior change.


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Jul 19, 2012
HIV prevalence decreases in 6 countries

Calverton, Maryland, USA
HIV prevalence has decreased in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Dominican Republic, Malawi, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, according to the new "HIV Prevalence Estimates" report released by the USAID-funded MEASURE Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) project. MEASURE DHS now has HIV prevalence data based on representative, population-based surveys for 35 countries. For the 13 countries in which two rounds of HIV testing have been carried out, HIV prevalence has dropped in the six listed above.

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Jul 17, 2012
New survey shows 7 in 10 Liberian children are receiving the recommended treatment for malaria

Monrovia, Liberia

The Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Walter Gwenigale, officially launched the 2011 Liberia Malaria Indicator Survey (LMIS) today, which provides data on all aspects on malaria, including malaria knowledge, malaria prevention, as well as the prevalence of malaria and severe anemia among children.

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Jul 16, 2012
MEASURE DHS Project names new Director

ICF International is pleased to announce that Dr. Sunita Kishor is the new director of the renowned MEASURE DHS Project. Widely known for her pioneering work in gender research, Dr. Kishor has been with the project since 1993. She takes over the helm of the MEASURE DHS project following the retirement of Dr. Ann Way.

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Apr 30, 2012
Key findings of 2010 Armenia demographic and health survey presented

Yerevan, Armenia

The National Statistical Service and the Ministry of Health of Armenia presented at a local seminar the key findings of the 2010 Armenia Demographic and Health Survey (ADHS).

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