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.

Oct 4, 2013
Indonesias fight against maternal mortality takes a step backwards

Alisa Tang
Thomson Reuters Foundation

"...The number of maternal deaths rose to 359 per 100,000 live births last year, from 228 in 2007, the newspaper reported, citing data from the 2012 Indonesian Demographic and Health Survey, released last week. The survey showed 96 percent of pregnant women received care, up from 93 percent in 2007, and the number of women who gave birth with help from health workers rose to 83 percent from 73 percent five years earlier..."

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