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.

Apr 7, 2014
Rwandas women make strides towards equality 20 years after the genocide

Alexandra Topping

"...But recent reports hint at a darker picture behind the success stories. According to the government's 2010 Demographic and Health Survey, two in five women reported suffering physical violence at least once since they were 15. One in five had experienced sexual violence, most at the hands of their husbands..."

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