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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.

Apr 07, 2014
World Health Day a not so healthy nation
Sehrish Wasif
THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE (ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN)

"...The startling facts revealed by the Pakistan Demographic Health Survey (PDHS) 2012-13, paint a gloomy picture of the overall routine immunisation coverage across the country. According to PDHS, currently only 54 per cent children in Pakistan aged 12-23 months are fully vaccinated against the nine vaccine preventable diseases against the 80 percent immunisation coverage recommended by the WHO..."  http://tribune.com.pk/story/692314/world-health-day-a-not-so-healthy-nation/
Apr 07, 2014
Rwandas women make strides towards equality 20 years after the genocide
Alexandra Topping
THE GUARDIAN (KIGALI, RWANDA)

"...But recent reports hint at a darker picture behind the success stories. According to the government's 2010 Demographic and Health Survey, two in five women reported suffering physical violence at least once since they were 15. One in five had experienced sexual violence, most at the hands of their husbands..."  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/apr/07/rwanda-women-empowered-impoverished
Apr 04, 2014
FGM eradication in Egypt since 2011
Passant Darwish
AHRAM ONLINE (CAIRO, EGYPT)

"...Still, FGM is prevalent in Egyptian society, with 91 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 subjected to the practice, according to a 2008 study by the Egyptian Demographic Health Survey (EDHS), under the direct supervision of the health ministry...  http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/97618/Egypt/Politics-/FGM-eradication-in-Egypt-since--A-forgotten-cause.aspx
Apr 03, 2014
Ghanas child marriage rate alarming
GHANA WEB (ACCRA, GHANA)

"...the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey in 2008 indicated that about 25 per cent of women aged between 20 and 24 years were married or were in union before age 18..."  http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/regional/artikel.php?ID=305113
Apr 03, 2014
Egypts battle against FGM
Nihal Elwan
DEVEX (WASHINGTON DC)

"...FGM remains one of the most complex and challenging issues facing the physical and psychological health of Egyptian women today. In 2008, the Egypt Demographic Health Survey indicated that a staggering 91 percent of married women aged 15-49 had been subjected to this violent procedure..."  https://www.devex.com/news/egypts-battle-against-fgm-what-have-we-learned-83183