Migori County has a population of just over 916,000 people. About half (49%) of the population is aged below 15, 19% are aged under 5 and 25% are aged 10-19. Migori County’s total fertility rate (5.3) is higher than the national rate of 3.9 and is also considered to be a high birth rate. The adolescent birth rate is higher than the national rate – more than 1 in every 10 girls aged 15-19 gives birth every year. Migori County is one of 15 Counties that account for over 60% of maternal deaths in Kenya. The latest estimate of the County’s maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is 673 deaths per 100,000 live births. Child death rates in Migori County mirror the national trend but infant and under five death rates are considerably higher. High maternal and child death rates are linked to high birth rates and limited access to life saving maternal and child health interventions. This fact sheet highlights the status of key reproductive, maternal and child health interventions in Migori County, in relation to the national status. The data are drawn from the 2009 and 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, the Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey (KAIS, 2007), the UN and other national and global studies.
Migori County Fact SheetF June, 2017