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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 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
Apr 01, 2014
Muslims sensitized on early and forced marriages
Prosper Agbenyega
SPY GHANA (ACCRA, GHANA)

"...The Ghana Demographic Health Survey in 2008 also revealed that 25 per cent of women between the ages of 20 and 24 were married or were in a union before attaining the age of 18. The phenomenon of early and forced marriages had dire consequences on women and girls...   http://www.spyghana.com/wildaf-sensitizes-imams-early-forced-marriages/
Mar 21, 2014
Making possilbe a goldmine of data in The Gambia
THE POINT (BANJUL, THE GAMBIA)

"...The main objective of this 2013 GDHS survey, we are told, was to provide comprehensive data on fertility and mortality, family planning, and maternal and child health and nutrition, as well as information on maternal mortality and domestic violence..."  http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/making-possible-a-goldmine-of-data