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 3, 2014
Egypts battle against FGMNihal Elwan

"...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..."

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