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 9, 2016
Egypt: New Penalties for Female Genital Mutilation


"...A 2014 demographic and health survey for Egypt, conducted on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Population, found that 92 percent of currently or formerly married girls and women between the ages of 15 and 49 had undergone female genital mutilation. The survey showed that the practice had decreased between 2005 and 2014, but estimated that 56 percent of girls under 19 were expected to undergo it in the future..."

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