Statistics from the Regional Health Directorate in the Brong-Ahafo-Region shows that 919 adolescent girls got pregnant between January to June 2015.
The Sunyani Municipal Director of Education, Mary Gyimah expressed concern over the development stating much needed to be done by both school authorities and parents to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies. Revealing the content of the statistics, Mary Gyimah disclosed that the figure comprised 235 girls aged between 10 and 14 as well as 684 girls of the 15-19 years bracket, who visited the antenatal clinic within the six months period.
In the meantime, efforts are being put in place to reduce the impact of teenage pregnancies in the region through the
formation of the youth clubs by the GHARH Project which is implemented by the Ghana Education Service (GES) in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
The project is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (UK) through Palladium, a UK-based non-governmental organisation that promotes education and quality adolescent sexual reproductive health.