x Health Men's Health Children's Health Nutrition and Wellness Reproductive Health Health & Science Digital News Videos Opinions Cartoons Education E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise BULK SMS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
Login ×
BTV
VAS
DCX
RMS

County rolls out family planning

Health & Science - By Osinde Obare | November 18th 2018 at 01:02:00 GMT +0300
Governor Patrick Khaemba
Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba. [File, Standard]

The Trans Nzoia County government has launched a programme aimed at reducing unwanted and teenage pregnancies, and improving health care.

Unveiling the plan on Thursday, Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba's wife Lydia urged men to take active part in family planning to ensure stable and sustainable families.

The initiative is being carried out by the county in partnership with the German Foundation for World Population.

“The prevalence rate of teenage pregnancies in the county is alarming, and this exposes young girls to sexually transmitted infections,” said Mrs Khaemba.

Speaking during the launch, Mrs. Khaemba expressed concerns over an increase in teenage pregnancies in the county and urged stakeholders to come up with a formula that will contain the vice in favour of girl child education.

“It is worrying that the high number of teenage girls have fallen victim of sexual defilement and forced to drop out of school,” noted Mrs Khaemba.

She argued that the vice is escalating as a result of decay in moral standards as parents and guardians fail to bring up daughters in the right manner.

“Let us not expose our children to negative social media. It is contributing to moral decay and I’m challenging parents to take up responsibility of talking to their daughters about the dangers of sex,” she said.

County Executive Member of Health Christine Tanguli discouraged retrogressive practices and urged parents to be open with their daughters.

“Let us do away with retrogressive myths and start bringing our daughters in the best way. Informed girls are more cautious on sex,” she urged.

The North Rift regional population coordinator Moses Ouma decried a low number of healthcare service providers that offer family planning services in the County.

“There is need for an increase in the provision of health services within this region to ensure there are high rates of sensitization that will inform the need for population control,” said Mr. Ouma.

DSW’s North Rift advocacy officer Mark Wanjohi said it is prudent for county governments to give more attention to population control since its key in the planning stage in relation to resource allocation.

“We encourage county governments to effectively roll out population control measures. Quality service delivery is dependent on the population of residents within a specified administrative region,” said Wanjohi.

Top Stories

Singaporean gives birth to baby with Covid-19 antibodies: report
Health & Science - By Reuters


When should a person be pronounced dead?
Health & Science - By Graham Kajilwa


MSF: HIV infection rate drops
Health & Science - By Mactilda Mbenywe


Egyptian inventor trials robot that can test for Covid-19
Health & Science - By Reuters


Covid-19: Kenya records 949 new infections and four deaths
Health & Science - By Vincent Kejitan


Uhuru’s Sh930 billion kitty to fight Covid-19
Health & Science - By Dominic Omondi


Africa lacks preparedness for virus vaccine roll-out: WHO
Health & Science - By AFP


MP’s battle with Covid-19 at home
Health & Science - By Mercy Kahenda


Detaining patients over bills is wrong, WHO tells hospitals
Health & Science - By Mercy Kahenda


Blow for Kenyan doctors as court dismiss case to stop foreign doctors
Health & Science - By Paul Ogemba


Latest Stories

Singaporean gives birth to baby with Covid-19 antibodies: report
Health & Science - By Reuters


Covid-19 cases up by 711 but only 1.86 per cent of Kenyans tested
Health & Science - By Judah Ben-Hur


How Covid-19 destroys the lung
Health & Science - By Graham Kajilwa


Covid-19: Kenya records 949 new infections and four deaths
Health & Science - By Vincent Kejitan


Egyptian inventor trials robot that can test for Covid-19
Health & Science - By Reuters


Covid vaccines: Why the safety process reassures experts
Health & Science - By AFP


Counties haven't received Covid funds for 3 months, says Ongwae
Health & Science - By Graham Kajilwa


Uhuru’s Sh930 billion kitty to fight Covid-19
Health & Science - By Dominic Omondi


Blow for Kenyan doctors as court dismiss case to stop foreign doctors
Health & Science - By Paul Ogemba


Africa lacks preparedness for virus vaccine roll-out: WHO
Health & Science - By AFP


//

Stay Ahead!

Access premium content only available
to our subscribers.

Support independent journalism
×
Log in
Support independent journalism
Create an account    Forgot Password
Create An Account
Support independent journalism
I have an account Log in
Reset Password
Support independent journalism
Log in