Fewer num­ber of early preg­nan­cies reg­is­tered in Kwale

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Cases of early preg­nancy in Kwale county have de­creased sig­nif­i­cantly this year, Matuga ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer Daniel Mwanza has said.

Some schools, which pre­vi­ously reg­is­tered more than 10 cases, now have none, he said.

Mwanza said ed­u­ca­tion pro­grammes on early preg­nancy have borne fruit. He spoke on Tues­day dur­ing cel­e­bra­tions to mark the In­ter­na­tional Day of the Girl Child at Kwale School for the Deaf.

Mwanza said the Ed­u­ca­tion min­istry and the Aga Khan Foun­da­tion have played a vi­tal role in curb­ing the prob­lem. “A school like Bi­lashaka Pri­mary, which had 13 cases last year recorded none. This is what we want,” he said.

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