What is the Council doing to address the issue of teenage pregnancies especially in the rural areas?

NCPD is working with relevant ministries, NGOs and other partners to implement the Adolescent Reproductive Health Policy which has strategies which need to be applied. Availing the right information to teenagers is crucial to enable them make informed choices on their sexuality and empower them as they navigate the harsh reality of growing up. We are working with Youth Directorate of Ministry of Devolution and Planning and Ministry of Health to actualize youth Empowerment Centres to provide the youth with friendly services and information. We are also working with Ministry of Education in curriculum review to avail targeted age appropriate reproductive health information to youth in schools.