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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.

Jul 17, 2009
Uganda: Women press for domestic violence bill

Evelyn Matsamura Kiapi
INTER PRESS SERVICE (IPS)

...Sixty-eight percent of women in Uganda have experienced some form of domestic violence according to the country's 2006 National Demographic and Health Survey. In Uganda, these women - and those worst affected are disproportionately poor, poorly-educated and disadvantaged - are unable to rely on the state to protect them from harm from intimate partners. There is neither a law nor a legal definition of domestic violence...

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