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MOH: Teenage pregnancies chocking hospitals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health (MOH) is grappling with treating a high number of teenage mothers who develop complications after delivery. Revealing this to journalists at a press conference on Monday, officials in the ministry revealed that 27% of all mothers who get complications at …

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Kabale records over 1300 teenage pregnancies annually

Kabale , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kabale District Health Officer, Dr. Gilbert Arinaitwe Mateeka, has revealed that over 1300 cases of teenage pregnancies are recorded in the district every year. He made this report during a stakeholder dialogue organized by the Local Sustainable Communities Organization (LOSCO) at White …

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Alur King and UNFPA to fight teenage pregnancy

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Alur Kingdom and United Nation Population Fund-UNFPA have signed a memorandum of understanding to fight rampant child marriage and teenage pregnancy in the  kingdom. The memorandum was signed between the Alur King, His Royal Highness Philip Rauni Olarker III and the country director of …

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Activists push for contraceptives among teenagers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda and other African countries urgently need policies for adolescents and young people to access contraceptives. The suggestion to allow teenagers, especially school-going ones to access and use contraceptives remains controversial not only in Uganda but in some African countries. But Ugandan and international health …

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Luwero registers high uptake of contraceptives among teenagers

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Atleast 78,442 teenagers sought contraceptives in Luwero district in the financial year 2020/21. According to the Luwero District Health report for the financial year, atleast 6,536 teenagers between 10-19 years sought contraceptives per month on average. The report indicates the most sought contraceptives by teenagers …

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