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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 8, 2012
Ten percent of babies born in Namibia survive on plain water alone

NAMPA, NAMIBIA PRESS AGENCY
Windhoek, Namibia

...The trend of exclusive breastfeeding has not changed significantly between 1992 and 2006, according to data from the 2006 Demographic & Health Survey. The survey found that at zero to two months old, 54% of infants were exclusively breastfed. At two to three months, 23% were exclusively breastfed and between four and six months, less than 6% of infants were still exclusively breastfeeding...

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