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.

Nov 25, 2021
Does Nigeria have more cases of female genital mutilation than most other countries?

Oluseyi Awojulugbe
THE GUARDIAN (Lagos, Nigeria)

"...Despite being outlawed, the practice persists. The 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey estimated a 20% prevalence of FGM among women aged 15 to 49.

"The survey asked 26,705 women across Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones whether they had gone through some form of genital mutilation or cutting...''

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