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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
Health and education MDGs a far cry
Asma Ghani, The Nation

"With little improvements in education and health related indicators, Pakistan is far behind in achieving all Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) except the provision of safe drinking water.
The 2012-13 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) reveals that more than nine in ten (93 per cent) households in Pakistan have access to an improved source of drinking water but the indicators of child mortality and fertility level are alarming and highest in the region..."  http://www.nation.com.pk/islamabad/23-Jan-2014/health-education-mdgs-a-far-cry
Jan 23, 2014
Forty eight percent newborn delivered by unskilled health staff
Aamir Saeed, Business Recorder

"Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey reveals that as many as 48% of the newborns are delivered by the unskilled health professionals and more than half of the deliveries are not made in well-equipped health facilities. The survey also reveals that as many as 46% of children below two years of age are not fully immunized..."  http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/1146356/
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/