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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.

Oct 16, 2014
Birth rate drops in Bangladesh

Porimol Palma
THE DAILY STAR (Bangladesh)

"...According to the Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey 2011 (BDHS-2011), the total fertility rate in Bangladesh is 2.3, a significant decline from 6.3 in 1975.AdvertisementUbaidur Rob, country director of the international NGO, Population Council, thinks Bangladesh is very close to the replacement level..."

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