Minister not happy with teen pregnancies in Karonga

Minister of Health and Population, Jappie Mhango, has asked traditional leaders and other stakeholders in Karonga to contain teenage pregnancies.

Minister Mhango: Teenage pregnancies has reached such worrisome proportions

He said it was worrisome that among those who came to deliver babies Karonga District Hospital  were teenagers.

“Let me ask Chiefs, District Council and other stakeholders to quickly intervene with awareness messages to curb the situation,” he said.

Mhango, however, commended the hospital’s management for its professional handling of Ebola speculation.

“It was not easy but they professionally handled everything and right now things are returning to normal,” he said.

Commenting on teenage pregnancies, Director of Health and Social Services, Dr Phinius Mfune said on its part, his office through youth-friendly health services is raising awareness to contain teenage pregnancies.

Mfune complained of inadequate space at the maternity ward, shortage of drugs, infrastructural maintenances and others.

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Jeff Mpotazingwe
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Jeff Mpotazingwe

Hon Minister consider the concept of village republics where each village must have basic social services of hospital,youth centre,market and other providers of social services. Most kids in villages especially girls think the only place where salvation is found is in marriage. School alone is not enough tiyeni timange manyumba atali ataliwa ngakhale mmidzi. Mumakhala ngati simumayenda maiko akunja bwanji. Visit Hyogo village in Japan mukaona ma shopping mall,courier companies even audit and accounting firms angakhale ma bwalo amilandu zonsezi zimapanga motiveti ana kuti amalize sukulu.

Ambwiye
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ambwiye Jeff mukunena zoona. komanso musaiwale kuti mu orijino pulani za boma mzaka za 1970/80 ma rural growth centre ntchito yake inali imeneyi. pa centre paliponse panafunikira banki, polisi, kachipatala, tima cooperative ts alimi (kwa lobi ku dedza kale azimai amachita mafuta ophikira kuchoka ku mtedza), post office ndi zina zotero. ma centre amenewa inali njira yotukulira matauni aang’ono kuti anthu asamachuluke kutauni.