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 26, 2012
The fear of testing for HIV still exists

James Kityo (Uganda)

...The Uganda Demographic Health Survey 2011 indicates that there is a bigger percentage of women and men age 15-49 who believe that a woman is justified in refusing to have sexual intercourse with her husband if she knows that he has sexual intercourse with other women, and a higher percentage also believe that a woman is justified in asking that they use a condom if she knows that her husband has a sexually transmitted infection...

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