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.

Jul 30, 2020
Help stop the silent pandemic - Philippine hotlines to call for domestic violence victims during lockdown

THE PHILIPPINE STAR (Manila, Philippines)

"...Institutions like the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) have sounded the alarm on the rising incidences of domestic violence during the pandemic, especially in a country like the Philippines where three out of 20 women and girls aged 15 to 49 have experienced physical violence, one out of 20 has suffered from sexual violence, and one out of 4 married Filipinas has experienced spousal violence (based on the 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey)..."

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