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.

Aug 14, 2012
Breastfeeding Understanding the past planning for the future

Peter Orengo

...Although Kenya is a predominantly a breastfeeding nation, only 32% of Kenyan children are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life as indicated in the 2008-09, Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS). The report also reveals how children fed with their mother's milk in the first six months are performing better in school than those who were given milk formula...

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