Govt to ensure adolescent access to reproductive health and rights

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—————Government says it is committed to ensuring that young people access their reproductive and sexual rights.


Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Christabel  Ngimbu says  government through  the  department  of Community  Development , Mother and Child health has put in place a programme to ensure that teenage challenges which includes unwanted pregnancies  are reduced in Kafue district and the country at large.


Ms Ngimbu said this during the commemoration of the International Women’s Day in Kafue district.


Speaking earlier, Kafue District  Acting Medical Officer in-Charge Mercy  Imakando  emphasized the importance of the health sector in the communities.


Dr Imakando , says Kafue district  like other districts in the country  shares the burden of     high rates of infectious and non -communicable  diseases.


She attributed  the high rates of  diseases  in the district to  poor diet and bad life styles.

She has since urged the communities in the district to utilize the screening services offered in the health centers in the district.