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Apr 05, 2012
Zimbabwe survey reports slight decrease in HIV prevalence

Harare, Zimbabwe

Fifteen percent of Zimbabweans are HIV-positive, according to the 2010-11 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS). This is a slight decrease from 18% in the 2005-06 survey. HIV prevalence continues to be higher among women than men; 18% of women are HIV-positive compared with 12% of men.

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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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