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.
The Nutritional Status of Nigerian Children: What needs to change
THE NATION (Lagos, Nigeria)
"...The most recent National Demographic and Health Survey (2018) revealed that 37% of Nigerian children are stunted, 7% are wasted, while 22% are underweight. A good percentage of which are also experiencing multiple forms of malnutrition; both stunting and wasting simultaneously. This is a slight improvement from the National Demographic and health Survey 2013 but still makes for grim reading as Nigeria still ranks among the countries in the world with the highest cases of malnutrition among U-5 children..."