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.
DAILY NEWS (Tanzania)
"The average HIV/AIDS pervalence among people aged between 15 and 49 has dropped from seven percent in the last ten years to 5.1 percent in 2012, Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) revealed[...] TACAIDS Executive Chairperson Dr. Fatma Mrisho said during the launching of the 2011-12 Tanzania HIV and Malaria Indicator Survey (THMIS) in Dar es Salaam yesterday, that infection was more prevalent in urban areas as compared to rural areas..."
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