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.

Nov 2, 2015
Somm produces 58 midwives to fight maternal and newborn deaths


"...She said despite the gains made by the government in the health sector, maternal and child mortality remain what she referred to as intractably high, with 156 per 1,000 and 1165 per 100,000 live births, according to the 2013 Demographic and Health Survey by Statistic Sierra Leone. These poor health indicators, she said are as a result of a range of implementation challenges including the critical shortage of health workers that the country is currently facing, pointing out only 288 midwives with 48 percent serving in Freetown from the UNFPA 2014 Draft Midwifery mapping..."

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