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.
Sep 03, 2011
More women in EA delaying sex - marriage as schooling chances improve
Jul 27, 2011
Kenya sanitation drive ranked among the best in Africa
Jul 25, 2011
Hope for young mothers in Busoga
Jul 11, 2011
Bangladesh: Gloom deepens as boom lengthens
Nurul Islam Hasib
...On the other hand, there is no significant increase in the contraceptive prevalence rate over the period 2000-2009 even though it increased seven-fold during 1975 to 2000.
The use of long-acting and permanent birth-control methods has declined from 36 percent in 1989 to 13 percent in 2007, the latest Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey shows...
Jul 07, 2011
Tanzania: Maternal mortality rates still high
THE CITIZEN (Tanzania)
...United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative for Tanzania, Dr Julitta Onabanjo, said about 94 percent of women were receiving antenatal care (ANC) from a health professional at least once during their pregnancy, according to the newly released 2010 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey (TDHS)...