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.

Jan 31, 2021
Let’s raise our voice

Sachina Paudel
THE KATHMANDU POST (Kathmandu, Nepal)

"...Males are given priority from birth to old age due to the existing patriarchal culture whereas girls/women experience violence throughout their lives. According to the 2016 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey, 22 percent of Nepali women aged 15-49 have experienced physical violence since age 15; 7 percent have experienced sexual violence, and 6 percent of the women who have ever been pregnant have experienced violence during pregnancy. Intimate partner violence in pregnancy also increases the likelihood of miscarriage, stillbirth, pre-term delivery and low birth weight babies..."

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