Coronavirus – Uganda: Kitgum leaders fear schools may not have female students after lockdown due to teenage pregnancies

Download logoDistrict leaders in Kitgum are worried that by the time schools are allowed to resume in the area, more than half of the female students in the district will either be married off or will be pregnant.

According to June statistics that the district Community Development Office presented in a meeting with UNICEF, 1,519 girls below 19 years visited a hospital for antenatal care since the Coronavirus pandemic forced schools shut in March. 

Despite the district’s best effort

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