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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.

Jan 20, 2011
India: High infant, maternal mortality rates sickening state


If one were to go by the latest National Family Health Survey, Karnataka is not in the pink of health.

Major health indicators -- Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) -- show the state in poor light. The survey report presented by Amit Mohan Prasad, joint secretary of Union ministry of health and family welfare, to health minister B Sreeramulu on Wednesday indicated the MMR in Karnataka is 213 for every one-lakh live births. In neighbouring Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where institutional deliveries touch 95%, MMR is less than 200. IMR records 45 for every 1,000 live births in the state, while Kerala and Tamil Nadu records 36 and 41 respectively...