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 HIMALAYAN (Kathmandu, Nepal)
"...According to the Nepal Demographic Health Survey 2011, only 45 per cent babies are breastfed within the first hour of birth and 85 per cent babies are breastfed within a day. Around 25 per cent of babies are nourished with prelacteal feed. Also 70 per cent babies are breastfed from birth to six months and 88 per cent babies are breastfed from birth to one month..."