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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.

Dec 10, 2014
Women’s rights are crucial human rights

Patricia Mahoney
THE OBSERVER (Kampala, Uganda)

"...According to the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, at least 27 per cent of women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 experienced some form of domestic violence in the year prior to the survey.The same survey showed that at least 56 per cent of married women experienced some form of domestic violence during marriage. We can all do better than that. Many nations, including Uganda, have passed legislation addressing gender-based violence;the next step is to enforce those laws equitably and consistently..."

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