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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.

Mar 28, 2013
Tanzania HIV rates drop but infection weighs more on women

PANAPRESS (Tanzania)

"The HIV/AIDS pandemic persists in Tanzania as a major threat to national development as much as it weighs heavily on the female population and urban residents, according to official findings of the 2011/2012 countrywide surveillance. According to the Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey report released here late Wednesday, national HIV prevalence has slightly dropped from 5.7 percent in 2008/2009 to 5.1 percent in 2011/12..."

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