‘Teenage pregnancies  increasing in Masvingo province’. BY SAMUEL NJINGA

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 The Zimbabwe  National  Family  Planning Council has expressed concern over the rise in teenage pregnancies  cases  in Masvingo province.

Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council,  public relations  and marketing  officer for Masvingo province, Hebert Chikosi told Hevoi FM News that  they have begun awareness campaigns  in Zaka, Bikita and Chiredzi.

“We are very much concerned with the increase of teenage pregnancies in Zaka, Bikita, Chiredzi and Mwenezi,”said Chikosi.

“To mitigate against the problem, we are engaging the community  in these districts  training village health workers who  are working  with parents.It  is sad to  realize that  the girl children  are dropping from schools hence it is also important  to  continue activating the parent to child communication programme,”he added.Masvingo province   has one of the most prevalent  cases  teenage pregnancies and  child marriages  in the country.  

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