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.

Aug 28, 2015
Will Kenya end female genital mutilation


"...UNFPA and UNICEF estimate that 130 million girls and women globally have been subjected to it. Fortunately, years of heroic work by many organisations and individuals is offering hope that this harmful tradition will end. The recent Kenya Demographic Health Survey for 2014 survey indicates FGM nationwide has fallen to 21 percent of the current population..."

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