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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.

Jan 23, 2014
Government attaching high priority to population welfare programme

Daily Times

"Pakistani children are experiencing chronic malnutrition, as three in 10 children are underweight or too thin for their age, said Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar. Speaking at a seminar on Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) on Wednesday, she said that four in 10 women aged between 15 and 49 years were overweight, and were at risk of catching diseases like diabetes and heart problems..." http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/islamabad/23-Jan-2014/govt-attaching-high-priority-to-population-welfare-programme
Jan 22, 2014
Government to give priority to population welfare programmes
Business Recorder

"Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar on Wednesday said the government is committed to give top priority to the population welfare programs in the country. Addressing the launching ceremony of Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey of National Institute of Population Studies here, the minister said that country's population will reach 210 million by 2020 if it continues to grow at the same rate..."  http://www.brecorder.com/top-news/1-front-top-news/154440-govt-to-give-priority-to-population-welfare-programmes-saira-afzal.html
Jan 22, 2014
Pakistan decreases fertility rate accepting family planning trends

The News Tribe

"Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey was launched at a ceremony in Islamabad on Wednesday, indicating improvement in the trends of family planning and decrease in fertility rate. The survey was carried out by National Institute of Population Studies in collaboration with the USAID..."  http://www.thenewstribe.com/2014/01/22/pakistan-decreases-fertility-rate-accepting-family-planning-trends-survey/
Jan 22, 2014
US reaffirms support to improve healthcare in Pakistan

The News Tribe

"The US Ambassador Richard Olson attended the release of Pakistan’s National Institute for Population Studies Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) for 2012-13 at a ceremony at the Serena Hotel in Islamabad. Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, and State Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar were also present. Ambassador Olson highlighted the ongoing partnership between the United States and Pakistan to improve the health of the Pakistani people in remarks he delivered at the release ceremony..."


Nov 15, 2013
Understanding climate vulnerability Jose Miguel Guzman on how census and survey data can help us plan
Laura Henson

"...There’s a wealth of existing socioeconomic and geographic data that can help determine human vulnerability and fill critical gaps in climate research, according to Guzmán, regional coordinator of demographic health surveys at ICF International, an international consulting company. But it’s often in different places or unavailable to the general public, including other researchers..."  http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2013/11/understanding-climate-vulnerability-jose-miguel-guzman-census-survey-data-plan/?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRokvK7JZKXonjHpfsX76%2BQoT%2Frn28M3109ad%2BrmPBy83oMIWp8na%2BqWCgseOrQ8kl0BV82jSc0WrqY%3D#.UotuTNKkpr8