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 3, 2014
Role of breastfeeding in achieving sustainable development highlighted


"...According to Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2011, exclusive breastfeeding has increased to 64 percent from 43 percent in 2007. These numbers indicate that we are heading forward, albeit in a slow pace, said Mr Raisul..."

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