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.
EKANTIPUR (Kathmandu, Nepal)
"...But take, for example, the disturbing issue of violence against women. According to the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011, a third of married women have experienced some form of spousal violence, 22 percent of all women have experienced physical violence, and 12 percent of women have experienced sexual violence. But when all we notice in statistics like these is the word 'women', we miss the point. The statistics also show that the vast majority of perpetrators are men and that right there signals a men's issue rather than a women's issue..."