Photographed in 2004, this photograph depicts a field epidemiologist seated on the left, shown here in the process of conducting a reproductive health survey in in an unknown location in Ecuador. In this case, the participant was a mother and her young child, who she had seated on her lap, as she provided answers to questions posed by the public health practitioner.
“CDC assists countries throughout the world with developing, implementing, and analyzing large national reproductive health surveys that provide high quality, population-based data about reproductive health indicators. Each country's needs guide the survey content.”
“Countries use data from these surveys to evaluate programs and interventions, assess reproductive health status, and develop policy. CDC’s assistance also builds capacity in the countries to conduct survey research independently.”
For more information on reproductive surveys, and Ecuador’s specific survey, visit the links below.