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DHS in the News

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

Apr 26, 2010
Tipping points in Mali

John Donnelly
Guest Blog
Global Health Magazine (USA)

...The first was a discovery in a book of statistics.

Deep inside Mali's Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) in 2006 was this finding: Mali residents were using health facilities, on average, just 0.3 times a year. It wasn't that people in Mali were extraordinarily healthy. Instead, officials believed, many weren't going because they couldn't afford a visit with a doctor or even a community health worker...

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