Migori County has launched a health survey aimed to establish the fertility levels and contraceptive prevalence among its population.

The survey dabbed as the 2022 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) is aimed at pointing out the basic indicators of maternal and child health, and will be aided by The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).

During the launch on February 18 at county headquarters, Migori County KNBS Officer Mr. Flex Juma said that the health care data generated, will be useful in monitoring and evaluating demographic and health related policies and Programmes both at the national and county level

“KDHS is a standardised series of national level surveys that focus on the demographics and primary health care indicators,” affirmed Juma

He added that of all 36 clusters identified, a total of 25 households in every cluster will be sampled, encompassing the heads of the households within the age brackets of 15 to 54 and 15 to 49 years for men and women consecutively.

Juma optimistically stated that the collaboration with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders will ensure that the survey is a success and urged Migori residents to cooperate with the KDHS data collection officials for the accomplishment of the survey.

Migori county Assistant County Commissioner Mr. Edwin Barasa while standing in for the County commissioner, gave an assurance of the survey feat through mutual aid of local administrators and the KNBS team. 

The health survey will last for six months and be conducted in all the ten Sub Counties of Migori County. 

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of https://www.ktmn.co.ke KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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