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.

Nov 25, 2020
Time to tackle violence against women in Mali

Ornella Moderan

"...A 2018 National Institute of Statistics demographic and health survey showed that one in two Malian women aged 15 to 49 had suffered acts of physical or sexual violence.

"The same proportion faces emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse in the context of relationship break-ups.

"The survey also found that 79% of women and 47% of men considered physical violence by a man against his female partner to be normal and justifiable..."

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