Project Targets Teenage Pregnancy

Save the Children launches a three-year project to reduce teenage pregnancies in Malawi

Save the Children has launched a three-year project geared at reducing teenage pregnancies in Ntcheu, Malawi, to complement government’s work in the promotion of girls' education in the country.
 
Speaking during the launch ceremony in Ntcheu, Save the Children programme manager, Frank Mwafulirwa, argued that incidences of teenage pregnancies contribute highly towards girl's school dropout rate in the country especially in primary schools.
 
Mwafulirwa stated that, "According to Demographic Health Survey of 2010, 28 percent of girls drop out school due pregnancies and less than 10 percent of such girls are re-admitted in the schools across the country."
 
To read the article titled, “Save the children intervenes in reducing teenage pregnancies in Ntcheu,” click here.

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