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.
"...New trends contained in the first phase findings of National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16), which the government released today, show that in seven of the 15 states under study, either half of all under-five children or at least more than one in every three are stunted, meaning short for their age..."