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AHF engages stakeholders to make school safe for girls


In commemoration of the 2018 International day of the girl child, a non-governmental organization, Aids Health Foundation, AHF rallied voices and engaged stakeholders in a bid to ensure that girls have right to education in safety and dignity. Young girls had been asked to send in an essay on “Making Schools Safe Spaces for Girls” with focus on the roles each stakeholder is expected to perform, he stated. Dr Iyang Asibong, Hon Commissioner for Health, Cross River State, lamented on the high rate of teenage pregnancy which stood at 17 per cent in the state. Dr Kenneth Ehouzou, Head of UNFPA in Cross River said young girls also contributes to Nigeria’s maternal mortality burden. ‘‘Because so many young girls are pregnant when they are too young to be pregnant, they face complications that are preventable and which several times have taken their lives.’


Source: Nigerian Tribune October 11, 2018 15:55 UTC



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