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.

Dec 4, 2020
Stunting in Rwanda drops to 33 per cent

Julius Bizimungu

"...The Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey, the sixth of its kind, shows that stunting – chronic malnutrition – rates are still highest in poorest households and those in rural areas.

"The survey results showed that 36 per cent of children in rural areas were stunted compared to 20 per cent in urban areas.

"Stunting generally increases with age, peaking at 40 per cent among children aged 24-35 months, according to the study.

"[...] The survey, which attracted record participation and focused mainly on women and children, indicated that 1 per cent of children were wasted in 2020 compared to 2 per cent in 2015..."

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