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Aga Khan University addresses health issues among youth in Kenya's coastal region

 Political goodwill and health advocacy programs have proven successful in reducing the number of teenage pregnancies in Kenya’s coastal region. This emerged at the Adolescent and Youth Health and Wellbeing Symposium in Kenya’s Kwale County organized by the Aga Khan University.

According to the Ministry of Health, there has been a decline in cases of teenage pregnancy in Kenya – from 404, 763 cases in 2018 to 326,072 as at October 2019. This holds promise for the girls at the Coast, which has been known to have the highest prevalence of teenage pregnancies in the country.

“We have since a drop in the number of teenage pregnancies in Kilifi County following intense engagements with youth at sub-county and ward levels through targeted social and medical campaigns. This follows the launch of a youth-led strategic plan on sexual and reproductive health that was launched in April. This has also enlisted political …