Gomoa West records drop in cases of teenage pregnancy

The teenage pregnancy among school girls in the Gomoa West District has declined from 16 cases in 2014 to 11 cases in 2015, representing 0.3 percent.

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This was due to formation of adolescent clubs in schools, health education at primary and Junior High Schools (JHS) and the enforcement of assembly bye-laws that prevent school children from being seen in the streets after 2000hrs by chiefs.

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Dr Liuz Amousou Gohongo, Gomoa West Director of the Health of the Ghana Health Service, said this at the 2015 Annual Performance Review Meeting held at Apam.

He said statistics available at the Gomoa West Health Directorate indicates that 16 school girls between 10 years and 14 years got pregnant in 2012, adding that 26 school girls under the same ages were pregnant in 2013.

Dr Gohongo said the directorate has put in place effective measures to find solution to the health concerns of the District.

The Gomoa West Health Director said pregnancies of ages between 15 and 19 (not school girls) also increased from 744 in 2014 and 754 in 2015, representing 17.8 percent.

Dr Gohongo said more Community-based Health Planning and Service (CHIPS) had been established in the District to ensure effective quality health delivery to the communities.

He said the malaria continues to top the ten cases brought to health facilities in the Gomoa West saying it increased to 25,783 in 2015 as against 22,583 in 2014.

Dr Gohongo appealed to all health workers not to show any political sentiments during the discharge of their duties as 2016 is an election year.
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