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 1, 2014
Muslims sensitized on early and forced marriagesProsper Agbenyega

"...The Ghana Demographic Health Survey in 2008 also revealed that 25 per cent of women between the ages of 20 and 24 were married or were in a union before attaining the age of 18. The phenomenon of early and forced marriages had dire consequences on women and girls...

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