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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.

Mar 03, 2017
States child undernutrition rate alarming

Aditi Tandon
THE TRIBUNE INDIA (New Delhi, India)

"The National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16) says that the number of wasted children, with low weight in accordance with to their height, increased from 19.8 per cent in 2005-06 to 21 per cent in 2015-16..."

Mar 01, 2017
Child sex ratio better Punjab and Haryana power change

Aditi Tandon
THE TRIBUNE INDIA (New Delhi, India)

"The latest round of the National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16) reveals that there were 919 girls aged between 0 and six years per 1,000 boys, against only 914 in 2005-06, the last survey period..."

Mar 01, 2017
Kerala achieves single digit IMR

C. Maya
THE HINDU (Thiruvananthapuran, India)

"The under-five mortality rate also shows a significant drop from 16 in the last survey to 7 in NFHS-4..."

Feb 27, 2017
Young actors trained in reproductive health

Rosemary N.K. Ardayfio

"According to the 2014 Demographic Health Survey (DHS) 14 per cent of teenagers 15-19 in the country were either mothers or pregnant at the time of the survey, Dr Appiah emphasised..."

Feb 23, 2017
Malnutrition Fighting Fishy Snack Prepared for Production

Danielle Keeton-Olsen

"Ten percent of Cambodian children under the age of 5 are acutely malnourished, 32 percent are considered stunted and 24 percent are underweight, according to the latest Cambodia Health and Demographic Survey. .."