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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.

Dec 06, 2015
US partnership with Bangladesh to continue Bernicat
PRIME NEWS BANGLADESH (DHAKA, BANGLADESH)

"...There have been vast improvements in childhood nutrition over the past decade, but as the 2014 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey indicates, too many children continue to suffer from chronic malnutrition, where 36 percent of children under the age of 5 are stunted."
  http://primenews.com.bd/en/?p=25194
Dec 04, 2015
Why men for women Engaging men and boys in addressing sexual and gender based violence in conflict
VERENA PHIPPS
WORLD BANK VOICES-PERSPECTIVES ON DEVELOPMENT (WASHINGTON, DC, USA)

"...In Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the 2012-13 Demographic and Health Survey indicates that more than half of women have ever experienced physical violence since the age of 15, while nearly 30 percent of women have ever experienced sexual violence. These figures, however, likely belie the extent of the challenge as most survivors are unlikely to seek formal support or care due to fear of stigmatization, rejection or re-victimization..."

  https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/why-men-women-engaging-men-and-boys-addressing-sexual-and-gender-based-violence-conflict
Nov 27, 2015
Thirty percent of Egyptian married women suffer from spousal violence
EGYPTIAN STREETS (CAIRO, EGYPT)

"A new survey has revealed that 30 percent of married women in Egypt are subjected to domestic violence carried out by their spouses. The results came from the Egypt Demographic and Health Survey 2014, which covered violence in the household in 2014, said that the abuse ranged from physical and sexual abuse, to psychological abuse and other violence..."

  http://egyptianstreets.com/2015/11/27/30-percent-of-egyptian-married-women-suffer-from-domestic-violence/
Nov 26, 2015
Fourteen percent of teenage girls are already mothers
THE GHANAIAN TIMES (ACCRA, GHANA)

"...According to her, statistics from the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2014 indicated that 14 per cent of girls aged 15-19 had started child bearing. 'The situation is a source of worry for policy makers, social workers and other human service providers due to its negative repercussion on the girl-child,' she stated..."

  http://news.peacefmonline.com/pages/social/201511/261996.php
Nov 25, 2015
We asked our 2015 LEADers How can we stop violence against women and girls
WOMEN LEAD NEPAL (KATHMANDU, NEPAL)

"...Violence against women and girls is a subject rarely discussed in Nepali society. The 2011Nepal Demographic and Health Survey found that 77% of women surveyed has never sought help for the violence they had faced and another 64% of women had never told anyone. Prashansa and Aastha understand that this taboo only perpetuates the cycle of violence for women and girls in Nepal. 'In order to prevent violence we need to speak about the violence [we face] and stand up for ourselves. One voice or cry of help may scare away the offender,' says Prashansa..."

  https://womenleadnepal.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/2015-leaders-reflect-on-how-they-can-end-violence/