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.
GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA
"...Malnutrition is a key public health issue and is one of the major causes of infant, child and maternal morbidity and mortality. According to the most recent statistics, the 2010 Rwandan Demographic and Health Survey (RDHS, 2010), 44% of children under the age of five years suffer from chronic malnutrition or stunting..."
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