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1,400 girls impregnated in Bidibidi refugee settlement annually

  Yumbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Refugee implementing partners in Bidibidi refugee settlement, Yumbe district are concerned about the high number of pregnancies among adolescent girls in emergency situations. A statement issued by the International Rescue Committee-IRC and health implementing partners in the settlement, shows that an average of 1,400 girls …

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Alur kingdom moves to regulate traditional marriage ceremonies

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alur kingdom has reduced the number of days to be spent on traditional marriage ceremonies as one of the strategies to tackle the rampant teenage pregnancies and marriages among its subjects. The Alur King, Philip Olarker Rauni III says that the kingdom has developed its …

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Education minister condemns activists for promoting immorality in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Education minister Janet Museveni is dismayed that several Non-Governmental Organizations-NGOs, are disguising themselves as human rights defenders, but instead promote immorality among school-going children. Janet hinted that there is a new global agenda to deliberately promote immorality, which is evidenced in the indecent entertainment performances …

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UN warns teen pregnancy costing economic progress in Uganda

Kumi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Child marriages and teenage pregnancies are costing Uganda’s social economic progress and not conducive to the country’s wealth creation and prosperity, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Uganda Country Representative Mary Otieno said Monday. As the world commemorated World Population Day on Monday, experts and …

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Zombo district registers surge in cases of fistula

Zombo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Zombo district authorities have registered 57 cases of obstetric fistula, especially among young mothers below 20 years over the past two years. The leaders blame the obstetric fistula cases on the high rate of teenage pregnancies registered in the past two years resulting from the …

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COVID-19 baby boom

How it could slow Uganda’s ‘demographic dividend’ dreams Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Nancy Piloya, 18, is a teenager who got pregnant during the 2020 lockdown. When Piloya, who is from Nwoya District in the Acholi sub-region of northern Uganda discovered she was pregnant, she ran away from home and …

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Budaka prioritizes family planning to counter high teenage pregnancies

25.8percent of teenage girls in Budaka get pregnant before making 18 years of age Budaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Budaka district officials have decided to prioritize the provision of family planning services to counter the high rate of teenage pregnancies majorly among school-going children, which has continued baffling the local …

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Pregnant girls shy away from schools in Teso

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Statistics from some districts in Teso sub-region indicate that only a handful of expectant school-going age girls have returned to school. A number of schools created space to accommodate the young mothers in line with the government, allowing all expectant and breastfeeding girls to return …

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