Launch of the 2022 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey
The National Treasury and Economic Planning Cabinet Secretary Prof Njuguna Ndung’u today launched the 2022 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey. The Report is the 7th Survey of its kind to be carried out in Kenya. Previous Demographic and Health Surveys were implemented in 1989, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008-09 and 2014.
The primary objective of 2022 KDHS is to provide up-to-date estimates of basic socio-demographic, nutrition and health indicators. The KDHS collected information on fertility levels and contraceptive prevalence, childhood mortality, maternal and child health, Early Childhood Development Index, anthropometric measures for children, women and men, children’s nutrition, woman’s dietary diversity, knowledge and behaviour related to transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, non- communicable diseases and other health issues, extent and pattern of domestic violence, and female genital cutting.
In his speech, the CS stated that the survey goes a long way in guiding planning, implementation, monitoring and Evaluation of population and health related policies, programs, and projects at National, Regional and County level.
The CS noted that the 2022 KDHS report provides baseline statistics that will be used in monitoring and evaluating the implementation progress of Kenya Kwanza Administration’s Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda and its commitments to the citizens as far as Demographic and Health support systems are concerned.
Present during the launch was the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health, Ms. Nakhumicha Wafula, Medical Services Principal Secretary Harry Kimtai, Economic Planning Secretary Katherine Muoki and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Director General Macdonald Obudho among others.