Abortions reach all-time high in Karonga, district hospital registers 186

Karonga District Hospital safe motherhood coordinator Joseph Kasililika has expressed concern over the high number of abortions cases registered in three months this year.

Abortions galore at Karonga District Hospital

Speaking on Wednesday during a meeting with Parliamentary Health Committee members in the district, he said from April to July this year, the district has registered 186 cases of abortion.

Kasililika said: “It is difficult to establish the causes of the abortions, but we strongly feel that three quarters of them are induced with the ultimate goal of getting rid of the pregnancy.

“It has also been found that young women and girls seek medication in private clinics and from elder women in the village. So by the time they start bleeding, it’s when they rush to us for post-abortal care.”

He said young women who visit the hospital for post abortal care are found with sticks in their reproductive tract which they use to abort.

He also said most women are found with sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis, adding that most of them are married women.

“As a district hospital, it has been a challenge to reach the community to educate them on the dangers of unsafe abortions,” he said.

Ipas Malawi coordinator Chancy Mwalubunju, who accompanied the committee members, said there is need to intensify sexual reproductive health awareness among the youth in the district.

On her part, Karonga district gender officer Martha Kalumbi asked authorities to review some of the laws that prevent women from accessing safe abortion.

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Malawian
9 months ago

Atumbuka kukonda chigololo kwambili but nobody talks about it chifukwa they regarded as educated. If you go ku Mzimba there is child to child marrieges pa mitalanso. Kuti zikhale ku chiyawo phokoso lokha lokha. No body is perfect people. What happens in Mangochi happens in ku mpotonso

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba
10 months ago

Malawi is a failed state and people think of stealing government money and sex. We have no development agenda. What do young men and women indulge in such unprotected sex? It’s unfortunate and it is happening all over the country and mostly among the poor. The population is now at 19 million from 4 million in 1964. We have a very useless generation of thugs and it was created when the standards of education went down in public schools from 1994 which are dumping grounds for the poor. The rich send their girls to Mary Mount, St Mary’s, Bhakita, etc.… Read more »

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Al saif Allah al Jihad
10 months ago

IN TEN YEARS TIME THESE SAME GIRLS FROM THE NORTH AFTER THESE ABORTIONS THEY WILL BE VIRGINS AS THEY GRADUATE ON THE DOORS OF CHANCO AND BOAST THAT NORTHERNERS LOVES EDUCATION WHILE MANGOCHI GIRLS ARE BEARING CHILDREN BY AVOIDING ABORTIONS AND IN TEN YEARS TIME AZIZANENEDWA KUTI MBULI OSAKONDA SUKULU NDI MMENE DZIKO LIMAYENDERA..

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