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 28, 2016
One Man Fights to Stop Female Circumcision in Northern Kenya

Lilian Kaivilu
KENYA STAR (Nairobi, Kenya)

"...About 94 percent of Somali women, and women of Somali descent, in Kenya have undergone circumcision, according to the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey. That's in comparison to 21 percent of all women in Kenya ages 15 to 49, according to that survey..."

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