Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and inflation rates for April, 2016. These numbers have been generated using data collected during the second and third weeks of the month under review. The prices were obtained from selected retail outlets in 25 data collection zones located in Nairobi and 13 other urban centers.
The CPI increased by 0.69 per cent from 165.92 in March 2016 to 167.07 in April 2016. The overall inflation rate in April 2016 stood at 5.27 per cent. Increases in prices of some food items. However, in totality food inflation stood at 6.84 per cent, which is the lowest, recorded in the recent past. Download CPI and Inflation Rates for April 2016..
VENUE: KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER (KICC) – TSAVO HALL
DATE: 3RD MAY, 2016
The launch will be graced by Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning.
This report presents the findings of the Kenya STEPwise survey for non communicable diseases (NCD) risk factors 2015. The Kenya STEPs survey is the first nationally representative survey to collect comprehensive information on risk factors for NCDs and Injuries.
Kenya is experiencing an epidemiological transition in its diseases burden from infectious to non-communicable conditions resulting in a double burden of disease. Non communicable diseases are a major public health concern with significant social and economic implications in terms of health care-needs, lost productivity and premature death. NCDs are thus a serious setback to our attainment of social, health and economic targets if no proper interventions are put in place. This report provides the very essential information to inform policy geared towards halting and reversing this burden of non-communicable diseases.
The report gives a brief of the burden of NCD both globally and in Kenya. The report includes statistics on NCD risk factors, injuries and oral health among adults age 18-69, which will serve as an evidence base to strengthen NCD prevention and control initiatives in the country. It will also serve as an authoritative reference source for policymakers, stakeholders, public health professionals, and others concerned with NCD control in Kenya.
Implementing the Kenya STEPS survey required wide stakeholder engagement, in-depth literature review and dedication from the technical working group that undertook the planning and implementation phases of the survey. The hard work and determination of the STEPS field teams additionally allowed this vital activity to run smoothly to completion. We owe each of them our sincere appreciation.
The Ministry of Health is grateful to the World Health Organization (WHO) for the technical assistance. We are equally grateful for the generous funding from World Bank, CDC and the WHO that enabled us to complete this important activity. The technical expertise given by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics was very key for this survey and is appreciated.
The STEP survey results demonstrate the big challenge that NCDs present to our nation and both the strengths and challenges of Kenya’s response to NCD, Injuries and Oral Health. In line with the multi-sectoral nature of the NCD determinants, I call on all state and non-state actors to partner with the ministry of health to embrace this report as a call to action and lend us their support towards halting and reversing the burden of Non communicable diseases. Downloads…
World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 3.2 billion people are at risk of malaria worldwide. Sub-Saharan Africa is disproportionally affected; in 2015, the region had 88 percent of malaria cases and 90 percent of malaria deaths (WHO 2016). In Kenya, malaria remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality with more than 70 percent of the population at risk of the disease (MOH 2014). The malaria burden in Kenya is not homogenous. The areas around Lake Victoria and on the coast present the highest risk, and children under age 5 and pregnant women are the most vulnerable to infection.
In Kenya and around the world, major efforts have been made to reduce and eliminate malaria. The objectives of combatting the disease are intrinsically linked to most of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, as they were to nearly all of the Millennium Development Goals, and are in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030. The Ministry of Health, through the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), has implemented sound policies and evidence-based strategies in the fight against malaria. Key interventions include the provision of long-lasting insecticidal nets, intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women, and prompt diagnosis and effective treatment of all malaria cases. Interventions also include improving the capacity of health providers and strengthening the supply chain to deliver diagnostic tests and quality-assured medicines at all levels of the health system. These interventions are supported by a robust advocacy and communication platform focused on enhancing demand and uptake by communities.
NMCP also engages in routine monitoring and periodic evaluations as these are important components in forming malaria policy and programs. Routine monitoring through the surveillance and health information system provides regular status updates on malaria prevalence. The information generated serves to assess performance against targets and guides immediate actions. Periodic evaluations through facility and community surveys provide a long-term view of trends and progress against targets.
The 2015 Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey (KMIS) is one such periodic evaluation undertaken at the community level. This is the third such surveynin Kenya; the first was undertaken in 2007 followed by a second in 2010. The main objective of the 2015 KMIS was to measure progress achieved in key malaria indicators since the 2010 KMIS.
The specific objectives were:
1. To determine the progress of key malaria interventions as stated in the Kenya Malaria Strategy 2009-2018(revised 2014)
2. To assess malaria parasite prevalence among children age 6 months to 14years
3. To determine anaemia prevalence among children age 6 months to 14 years
The survey was based on a nationally representative sample drawn from the four epidemiological zones in the country. Twenty five field teams successfully interviewed individuals in 6,481 households. In each household, women age 15-49 were eligible for interview, and children age 6 months to 14 years were eligible for anaemia and malaria testing. The results of the interviews and testing are presented in this report. Downloads
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the Producer Price Index (PPI) for the first quarter of 2016. Producer Price Index measures the gross changes in the trading price of products on the domestic and non-domestic markets, at all stages of processing. The price changes are measured from the perspective of the producer. The producer prices are collected as at 15th February, 15th May, 15th August and 15th November of the year. These dates correspond to the first, second, third and fourth quarters of the year respectively.
The Producer Price Indices are grouped according to the International Standards of Industrial Classifications of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Rev 4. The overall producer prices decreased by 1.85 per cent in the first quarter of 2016 compared to a decrease of 0.55 per cent recorded in the fourth quarter of 2015. The ‘year on year’ PPI inflation rate, from March 2015 to March 2016 was 3.44 per cent. Download Producer Price Index (PPI) First Quarter 2016…