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 11, 2014
Pakistan’s Most Recent Demographic and Health Survey Reveals Slow Progress

Richard Cincotta

"A quick scan through the charts and graphs of Pakistan's most recent Demographic and Health Survey yields more than a few insights into the performance of the government's health policies and the public health and demographic challenges it will face in the future. How well did Islamabad measure up? Not well. The survey results are a disappointment for Pakistan's public health professionals and women's health advocates and warn of increasingly difficult conditions for rural service delivery. To some health program analysts, the results reflect the low priority given to public health and family planning for decades by Pakistan's central government..."

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