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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.

Aug 5, 2010
Bangladesh: Breastfeeding can prevent deaths of 37,000 newborns


...Referring to a report of Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2007, Ruhal Haque said every year some 0.12 million newborns die in the country within 28 days of their birth and that breastfeeding within an hour of birth could possibly prevent death of some 37,000 newborns...

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