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.

Oct 9, 2023
Fight against FGM in Singida gets new drive

Abby Nkungu
DAILY NEWS (Tanzania)

"...According to the Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey report (TDHS) for the year 2015 – 2016, the leading regions that practice FGM in the country include Manyara (58 per cent), Dodoma (47 per cent), Arusha 41 per cent, Mara 32 per cent and Singida 31 per cent..."

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