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.

Nov 16, 2012
In Ethiopia a community protects girls from harmful practices including child marriage

Wossen Mulatu

"...In Ethiopia, child marriage is one of the harmful traditional practices that affect girls' lives, choices and opportunities. According to the 2011 Demographic Health Survey, 63% of women are married by age 18..."

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