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 6, 2009
Philippines: DOH urges moms to breastfeed their babies

Sheila Crisostomo

...The Department of Health (DOH) will beef up its campaign for breastfeeding amid the 2008 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) that only 50 percent of Filipino mothers are exclusively breastfeeding their newborns...

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