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.

Jan 23, 2014
Government attaching high priority to population welfare programme
Daily Times

"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..."

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