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.
AKP (PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA)
"...'Even though many measures have been introduced to promote breastfeeding, the rate of breastfeeding in Cambodia has fallen remarkably over the last few years. The 2014 Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey showed that exclusive breastfeeding for infants 0 to 6 months old declined from 73.5 percent in 2010 to 65.0 percent in 2014. Further, continued breastfeeding of infants 12 to 15 months old also decreased,' he added..."