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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.

Jun 20, 2014
Young women silent on domestic violence - survey

Sunday Michael Ogwu

"The National Population Commission recently launched the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) 2013. The fourth of its kind in Nigeria assisted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Kingdom agency for internal development (UKaid) and the United Nations Funds for populations activities (UNFPA)..."

May 18, 2014
Ministry to focus on ending gender violence in action plan

Godfrey Obonyo
IPPMEDIA (Tanzania)

"Sophia Simba, the minister, told the National Assembly yesterday that the prevalence of GBV in Tanzania is high. In the 2010 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey approximately 45 per cent of 15 to 49 year old females reported having experienced physical or sexual violence..."

Apr 07, 2014
World Health Day a not so healthy nation
Sehrish Wasif

"...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

"...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

"...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