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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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World Vision, Iteso Cultural Union partner to end child marriages

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Iteso Cultural Union has partnered with World Vision Uganda to end violence against children and teenage pregnancies in Teso sub region. Records from various districts across the region indicate that more than 30,000 girls of school-going age were impregnated between 2020 and 2021. The most …

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Gulu district struggling with unsafe abortions

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gulu district health department is battling with unsafe abortions due to persistent increase in teenage pregnancies. Statistics from the Gulu district and City health departments indicate that a total of 474 cases of unsafe abortions among teenage girls were registered between 2020 and 2021. …

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Education ministry urges schools to prepare to receive child mothers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Schools have to prepare to receive child mothers and pregnant learners, Dr. Cleophus Mugenyi, the Commissioner Basic Education in the Ministry of Education and Sports has revealed. According to Dr. Mugenyi, a recent study by the UN population fund indicates that the country has been …

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Bundibugyo district registers 3,000 teenage pregnancies in one year

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bundibugyo district has recorded 3,054 teenage pregnancies in the last twelve months. However, officials in the district health and social welfare department, say that the number of pregnant girls could be higher because most of the cases are not reported to the authorities while some …

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Apac district council passes by-law to fight child marriage

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Apac district council has passed a by-law to curb the rising cases of teenage pregnancies and child marriage in the district. The ordinance passed on Monday calls for punitive action against defilers and irresponsible parents. The law criminalizes presiding over any child marriage ceremony and …

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Agago district registers over 3,000 teenage pregnancies in one year

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 3,925 teenage girls in Agago district have been impregnated in the last one year, according to statistics from the District Health Department. A report released on Monday shows that 3,925 out of 19,503 expectant mothers who visited various health facilities for antennal care …

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