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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.

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/
Jan 31, 2014
Making invisible children visible
Rana Flowers, The Phnom Penh Post
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

"...Thus, the picture painted by the data help identify trends as well as gaps and slippage. According to the Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey (CDHS) 2010, just over 62 per cent of children under five have their births registered in Cambodia, which is lower than the 2005 figure of 65 per cent..."  http://www.phnompenhpost.com/analysis-and-op-ed/making-invisible-children-visible
Jan 23, 2014
Health and education MDGs a far cry
Asma Ghani, The Nation
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

"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
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

"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
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

"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