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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.

Mar 11, 2014
Gains and losses as Burkina Faso fights child hunger
IRIN (OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO)

"...One in five children under age five is stunted in Burkina Faso's urban areas, while in rural areas the number jumps to one in three, according to the 2010 Demographic Health Survey. Access to health services is far more limited in rural areas, than urban, and awareness of children's nutritional needs is lower, said experts..."  http://www.irinnews.org/report/99767/gains-and-losses-as-burkina-faso-fights-child-hunger
Feb 23, 2014
Survey shows high infant and child mortality in Pakistan
Meena Menon
The Hindu (ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN)

"One in every 14 Pakistani children dies before reaching the age of one and one in every 11 does not survive his or her fifth birthday. With infant and under five mortality rates at 74 and 89 deaths respectively per 1000 live births in the five -year period before the latest 2012-2013 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS), the country’s chances of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) looks very dim..." http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/survey-shows-high-infant-and-child-mortality-in-pakistan/article5719435.ece
Feb 21, 2014
Pakistan still lags far behind other countries in south Asia
Rasheed Khalid
The News (ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN)

"Pakistan still lags far behind other countries in South Asia in the health sector despite making some expected developments, said National Institute of Population Studies Executive Director Abdul Basit Khan. He was speaking at the launch of third ‘Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2012-13’ jointly organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute and NIPS here on Thursday..."  http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-234053-Pakistan-still-lags-far-behind-other-countries-in-South-Asia,-NIPS-survey
Feb 10, 2014
In Sierra Leone President Koroma commissions maternity wards in Bo and Kenema
Awareness Times
FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE

"...He also noted that the recent preliminary report of the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) shows encouraging trends and improvements made in childhood mortality, and other women’s health indicators. This is an indication that my vision of the Free Health Care Initiative for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under-five is yielding the dividends that we envisioned, the president emphasized..."  http://news.sl/drwebsite/publish/article_200524716.shtml
Feb 03, 2014
Eighty seven percent of Pakistani households own cellphones
Khurram Siddiqui, The Express Tribune
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

"The Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) recently published a comprehensive report in which it lists the percentage of households that have specific durable consumer goods..."  http://tribune.com.pk/story/666965/87-of-pakistani-households-own-cellphone-only-6-8-have-internet-connection-survey/