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 STAR (Kenya)
"...Data from the 2003 Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS) showed that the exclusive breastfeeding rates in the country stood at 13 per cent, but which rose to 32 per cent in the 2008 survey. But despite of this achievement, health experts continue to decry the low number of women exclusively breastfeeding their babies..."