DHS in the News

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.

Jun 7, 2013
Tanzania makes progress in malaria fight

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

"...Presenting findings of the Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey 2011-12 during the forum, Deputy NMCP Manager Dr. Renata Mandike said the prevalence of malaria among children aged 6 months to 5 years halved between 2008 and 2012 from 18% to 9% while mentioning the regions with the highest malaria prevalence as Lindi (26%), Kigoma (26%) and Geita (32%). She also noted that the percentage of children with severe anaemia had declined by half from 11.1% in 2005 to 5.6% in 2012..."

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