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DHS in the News

Journalists worldwide write about MEASURE DHS results. The dissemination of DHS, SPA and HIV data is often widely covered by media in survey countries, but journalists also use MEASURE DHS 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 MEASURE DHS.

Nov 5, 2012
Clean cookstoves and PHE champions on Tanzanias northern coast

Sean Peoples
NEW SECURITY BEAT, ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE & SECURITY PROGRAM

"...Tanzania’s overall total fertility rate (TFR) is 5.4 children per woman, but varies widely between the urban and rural areas as well as the eastern and western parts of the country. In the east, where we visited, the TFR totals 3.9. The UN’s medium variant population projection, which takes into account a gradual fertility decline, puts Tanzania at seven times its current size by 2100..."

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