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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 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
Nov 07, 2013
Climate change in a growing urbanizing world
Jacob Glass

"...Much of the information needed is already available, said José Miguel Guzmán, regional coordinator of demographic and health surveys at ICF International, a consulting firm that, among other things, works with public and private organizations to plan for environmental change. Extensive census and survey data for many regions is there to be had, but climate researchers don’t or can’t take advantage of it. For example, he noted that the UN’s 2010 World Population and Housing Census, which covered more than 90 percent of the world’s population, provides information on household capacities such as construction materials and the availability of temperature control, but has been largely ignored by the climate field..."  http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2013/11/climate-change-growing-urbanizing-world-understanding-demography-adaptation-book-launch/#.Uot3H9Kkpr9
Oct 30, 2013
State of world population 2013 motherhood in childhood

"Everyday in developing countries, 20,000 girls below age 18 give birth. Nine in 10 of these births occur within marriage or a union. This has consequences on the health, education, employment, and rights of an untold millions of girls. What are the challenges of adolescent pregnancy, and what can we do to ensure girls have a health and safe transition into adulthood?"  http://www.unfpa.org/swop
Oct 29, 2013
Tailored to fit Programming for the sexual and reproductive health of young women in africa
Laura Henson

"...According to preliminary results from a forthcoming MEASURE DHS report by MacQuarrie, total demand among young married women (ages 15 to 24) for family planning is highest in Latin America and the Caribbean, but African women have the highest unmet need for family planning (the ratio of number of married women of reproductive age who want to delay or cease childbearing but are not using contraception to the number of married women of reproductive age)..."  http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2013/10/tailored-fit-programming-sexual-reproductive-health-young-women-africa/#.Um_hD3Ckpr8