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.

Mar 9, 2017
The Struggle for Womens Rights in Egypt

Seth J. Frantzman
THE JERUSALEM POST (Jerusalem, Israel)

"In recent years, the government has approved of public campaigns against the mutilations. A 2015 Egyptian Health Issues Survey found that seven in 10 women between ages 15 and 19 had been impacted. Unsurprisingly, it found that education and literacy were a key factor in reducing the numbers. However the survey revealed that 59% of men and 54% of women supported FGM..."