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.
THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL (Pakistan)
"...According to the 2006-07 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS), maternal mortality ratio in Pakistan is 276, per 100,000 live births, which is the highest in South Asia. Every 30 minutes a woman dies due to pregnancy and child birth-related causes. The most common cause of maternal deaths is excessive blood loss after childbirth; abortion-related complications are also among the five major causes of maternal deaths. The women who die are usually poor, marginalized, live in rural areas and are in the prime of their lives..."