Kibaale district concerned over low uptake of long time family planning
Written by KDR 100.3FM on 25/04/2023
By: Sharon Kempango
Stakeholders in Kibaale district are concerned over low uptake of long time family planning, teenage pregnancies, increase in Malaria cases, reduction in the exercise of male circumcision, raise in malnutrition cases among others.
The concerns were raised by stakeholders in the meeting held at Starlight Motel aiming at disseminating results for Lot Quality Assurance Survey (LQAS) that was conducted and compiled by Pathfinder International a non-governmental organization.
In the meeting that was attended by Health Workers, Community Development Officers (CDO’s), Senior Assistant Secretary (SAS), Religious Leaders among other note that there is a need for the religious leaders to sensitize the congregation on the importance of family planning, sensitizing parents about educating their children on sex education among others.
Elly Ojaka from Pathfinder as Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer who presented the LQAS results says the survey was basically on different indicators including family planning, COVID-19, reproductive health and sexually transmitted infections, HIV knowledge and sexual behaviors among others. Ojaka however reiterated on increased teenage pregnancies in Kibaale district that stands at 24% attributing to parents who fail to educate their children on sexual acts.
In his closing remarks, Gerald Bategeka the vice chairperson LC5 Kibaale thanked Pathfinder for conducting an important survey who urged parents to take a responsibility of counseling their children on premature sex and that the report will be used as a basis in planning by the district.