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 12, 2021
Sixteen, Pregnant and on a Precipice

Prudence Phiri
GLOBAL PRESS JOURNAL (Chinyunyu, Zambia)

"...The age of consent in Zambia is 16, while the age of adulthood is 18. Under the law, it’s illegal to 'marry or marry off a learner who is a child.' However, about 15% of girls and women ages 15 to 19 are married, according to the country’s 2018 Demographic and Health Survey. Among men and boys of the same age, only 1% are married..."

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