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Teenage Pregnancies Rise In Acholi Sub Region

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Teenage pregnancies have sharply increased in Acholi Sub region from 17,000 to 18,243 in the last 18 months, according to a new report.

Each district registered 2,280 cases of teenage pregnancy according to data got from different facilities within the sub region.

Reports further indicate that of the 18,243 cases (21%), 3,831 have given birth while 2,006 cases (11%) of maternal deaths have been registered.

The report was presented on Thursday by Yoweri Idiba, the assistant Gulu district Health Officer during the just concluded regional health assembly held at Bomah Hotel in Gulu City.

Dr Jackson Amone, the Commissioner Clinical Services Ministry of Health said that fighting teenage pregnancy will need concerted efforts.

He accordingly advised parents to take the pregnant teenage girls for antenatal care services to ensure they deliver safely and avoid complications.

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