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.

Aug 22, 2023
Known as Assam's pad woman, this reformer is breaking taboos around menstruation for good

Srishti B Dutta

"...In India, 50% of women still use cloth during their period, according to the National Family Health Survey-5 (2019-21). This number is even higher in Assam, where 69.1% of women use cloth. Further, as compared to 90 per cent of urban women who use a hygienic method of menstrual protection, only 73% do so in rural areas..."

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