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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.

Nov 30, 2007
Uganda: Maternal mortality rates improve

Fred Ouma

The 2006 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey showed that the number of women who die due to pregnancy complications has declined slightly from 527 per 100,000 in 1995 to 435 per 100,000 in 2006, while the number of children who died before their first birthday has reduced from 88 to 76 deaths per 1000 lives births.

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