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.
GHANA NEWS AGENCY
...the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey in 2008 estimates that contraceptive usage among married women decreased from 19% to 17% translating into 123,000 women at risk of unintended pregnancies...
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