DHS in the News
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.
Tanzania still far off course on UN health targets
THE CITIZEN (Tanzania)
...In 1999, skilled personnel, according to UNDP figures, attended only 41 per cent of the births. By 2010, that number had only gone up to 51, a negligible 10 per cent increase. Additional dismal figures point to an alarming trend; by 2010 only 50 per cent of all women gave births at approved healthcare facilities, and only around 64 per cent of children under five had adequate protection from malaria...
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