DHS in the News

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.

Oct 11, 2015
Power of the adolescent girl


"...Early marriage, parents’ educational investment in boys rather than in girls, gender-based violence and the lack of care during menstruation is still prevalent in Nepali society. Girls also get married earlier than boys. The Nepal Health and Demographic Survey (2011) shows that among women aged 20-49, 52 percent were married by the age of 18 and 16 percent were already married by the age of 15..."

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