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.

Sep 7, 2021
$1.4bn needed for treatment of FGM survivors globally, says UNICEF

Bola Bamigbola
THE PUNCH (Ogun, Nigeria)

"...'In the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey, Osun had 77 per cent FGM prevalence rate and the first in Southwest. But in another survey in 2018, Osun moved from 77 per cent to 45.9 per cent and came second on the Southwest table.

"'There is no doubt, the figure is still very high and that is why we are having this stakeholders' meeting on how to eradicate FGM in the state. The World Health Organisation news release of February 6, 2020 revealed that $1.4bn will be needed per year globally in treating FGM survivors'..."

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