THIRTY-FIVE thousand underage girls have been impregnanted in the last six months in Eastern Province.

High as the number might be, the cases of adolescent pregnancies in the province have actually reduced by 9000 compared to the same period of last year.

From January 2018 to June of the same year 44,000 young girls had been impregnanted, #Kalemba reports.

But this year, starting January to June, only 35,000 have been impregnanted according to Eastern Province health director Dr Kennedy Kabuswe.

Speaking during a luncheon hosted by a consortium of donors supporting the fight against early child marriages at Protea Hotel on Monday, Dr Kabuswe said the reduction this year was due to several of
interventions.

(Credit: Kalemba)

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