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.
The degrading rite of passage
BARAKA FM (Nairobi, Kenya)
"...In Kenya, 21% of women age 15-49 have been circumcised. Female Genital Cutting (also known as female circumcision) is very regional and associated with ethnic group. The findings of the 2014 KDHS further state that the large majority (greater than 75%) of Somali, Samburu, Kisii and Maasai women are circumcised , compared to less than 2% of women in Luhya, Luo, Turkana and Mijikenda/ Swahili groups..."