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.

Jun 12, 2015
Tobacco control advocates demand higher tax on low priced cigarettes


"...Iqbal said the FED is believed to be a tax on items that the government wants to discourage because of their injurious impact on health. 'The government should raise taxes on most commonly used cigarettes to ensure people's health and well-being. According to Pakistan Demographic Health Survey (PDHS 2012-13), 28% of men and 1% women smoke cigarettes. Out of which, more than 70% people smoke ten or more cigarettes daily. Raising taxes on cigarettes would lead to discourage people from smoking,' he concluded."

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