High teenage pregnancy rates worry leaders

Care. Teen mothers attend to their children at Pader Girls’ Academy, Pader District, in April 2018. A new report indicates that there is a high teenage pregnancy rate in Apac and Kwania districts. PHOTO BY BILL OKETCH.

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Dr Dominic Drametu, the district health officer, said the average percentage for teenage pregnancy has risen to 14.1 per cent from 13.7 per cent in the last financial year

Districts across West Nile Sub-region region are grappling with high cases of teenage pregnancy, defilement and school dropouts following the closure of education institutions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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