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.

Feb 4, 2018
Indias turning point in the fight against child malnutrition

Amy Kazmin
OZY (California, USA)

"According to India’s 2015–16 National Family Health Survey, 38 percent of under-5s (some 50 million children) are stunted, meaning their height is significantly below the normal range for their age. That is down from 48 percent 10 years previously but is still far higher than in many poorer countries. The survey also stated that 21 percent of children under 5 years of age are wasted — or significantly underweight for their height — a sign of recent acute hunger..."

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