Over 3000 Teenage Girls Impregnanted in Agago in one year

At least 3,925 teenage girls in Agago district have been impregnated in the last one year, statistics from the District Health Department has revealed.  A report released Monday shows that 3,925 out of 19,503 expectant mothers who visited various health facilities for antennal care services-ANC between 2020 to August 2021 were girls of 18 years and below.  The…

Astrazeneca is More Effective at Preventing Covid-19 Symptoms Months After the Jab

AstraZeneca vaccine seems to provide better protection compared to the other COVID-19 vaccines four months after inoculation.  Prof. Walter Jaoko, a Medical Microbiologist at the University of Nairobi told journalists attending a virtual East Africa Regional Science Café that scientists established this in an analysis to determine efficacy estimates of various COVID-19.    He says…

Gov’t Unveils New Tool to Detect Covid-19 Infections among Learners

The government has come up with a robust surveillance system to detect, control and handle COVID infections among learners and staff in preparation for the reopening of schools, in January.  The decision is based on the widespread COVID-19 infections which prompted the second nationwide closure of educational institutions in June this year. At the time,…

Parliament Seeks Gov’t Attention on Teenage Pregnancies, Early Marriage

Parliament has passed a motion asking the government to urgently address the different challenges faced by the girl child. They cited trafficking, teenage pregnancies and early marriages as some of the issues that need immediate attention. Following a motion by Tororo Woman MP Sarah Opendi, legislators noted that the country was struggling to contain the…