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.

Dec 10, 2020
Mortality rate reduction a must to meet Sustainable Development Goals: President

BUSINESS RECORDER (Islamabad, Pakistan)

"...The results of the Pakistan Maternal Mortality Survey (PMMS) were officially released during the national dissemination event.

"According to the survey, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is 186 deaths per 100,000 live births for the three-year period before the survey.

"Overall, 12 percent of deaths among ever-married women between the ages of 15-49 in the past three years are due to maternal causes.

"The majority (96 percent) of maternal deaths were direct maternal deaths, while four percent of deaths were indirect maternal deaths..."

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