Journalists worldwide write about MEASURE DHS results. The dissemination of DHS, SPA and HIV data is often widely covered by media in survey countries, but journalists also use MEASURE DHS 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 MEASURE DHS.
Jan 13, 2011
Bangladesh: Foreign assistance sought to meet MDG
...The latest Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey shows some 28 percent of the total maternal deaths are caused by post-delivery bleeding that stands in the way of achieving the MDG target.
The health minister told the delegation that improved services from community clinics would help expedite attaining MDGs with regard to child and maternal health...
Jan 04, 2011
Kenya: AIDS treatment goes mobile
...Along the way, Kenyans even discovered an unexpected way to prevent transmission: circumcision. The Kenya Demographic and Health Survey showed that uncircumcised men are four times more likely to contract and spread HIV. Although the same report cautioned that there are other related factors, the U.S. Agency for International Development reported that by 2009, 90,000 men had been circumcised in a bid to prevent HIV transmission...
Jan 03, 2011
Kenya: There is more to population decline in Central Province than alcohol
Dec 22, 2010
Uganda needs to implement the Domestic Violence Act
NEW VISION (Uganda)
...Busoga registered the highest GBV prevalence of over 70%, according to the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, 2006.
The Survey also established that 60% of Ugandan women face sexual abuse.
Dec 20, 2010
Zambia: Marrying off young girls is a tradition here