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.

Oct 8, 2015
Childhood malnutrition still remains a problem in the Gambia


"...She said the Demographic and Health Survey (2013) has revealed that stunting - being too short for age - affects 25 per cent of children under five in the country, while wasting - being too thin for height - affects 12 per cent of the under-five population..."

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