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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.

Feb 16, 2015
In Sierra Leone a fine line between malaria and ebola symptoms

Cinnatus Dumbaya
EBOLA DEEPLY (New York, USA)

"... Malaria might be one of the biggest killers in Sierra Leone, but it's also a regular occurrence. The 2013 World Malaria Report ranked Sierra Leone as the 5th most malaria-endemic country in the world. According to the Sierra Leone government’s own Malaria Indicator Survey in 2013, the disease was the leading cause of deaths in the country that year..."  

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