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.
THE INDEPENDENT (KAMPALA, UGANDA)
"...In food stressed Karamoja, people have been reported to be dying of starvation. The region is home to an estimated 1.2 million people living in the districts of Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto, Nakapiripirit and Napak. The region is prone to climate shocks such as long dry spells and floods. The Uganda Demographic and Health survey, 2011 shows that in Karamoja, wasting (low weight for height) is at 7.1% whereas stunting is at 45%. At the national level, stunting stands at 33%..."