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.

Jul 25, 2017
Breastfeeding helps mothers as well

Ayesha Hassan

"The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data on child feeding practices and nutritional status of children suggests that almost two-thirds of children under the age of three years in Bihar (65%) are not breastfed within one hour of birth. In Bihar, 41.8% children are breastfed after one hour of birth in urban areas and just 34.2% in rural areas...."