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 30, 2021
Gender activist on leading a movement to uproot GBV

Donah Mbabazi
THE NEW TIMES (Kigali, Rwanda)

"...According to the recently published Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey 2019-20 Final Report, on domestic violence, it’s reported that 46% of ever-married women and 18% of ever-married men have experienced spousal physical, sexual, or emotional violence. The prevalence of any spousal violence among ever married women increased from 40% in 2014-15 to 46% in 2019-20 but declined slightly from 20% to 18% among men over the same period..."

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