Sauti
Sasa
to fight teenage pregnancies

Close to 500,000 adolescents aged 10-19 years presented with pregnancy at Health Facilities in Kenya in 2018 and the number is suspected to rise. This is a huge increase from the 378,397 reported in 2017. (SOURCE: Ministry of Health, Kenya).

The top 10 counties that recorded the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in 2018 were: Nairobi (27,635), Bungoma (21,220), Kilifi (17,866), Nakuru (18,583), Kakamega (16,989), Meru (16,048), Kiambu (14,994), Narok (15,251), Siaya (14,992) and Homa Bay (14,717). See full list of  statistics.

Sauti Sasa is a youth-driven initiative by Y-ACT, Youth in Action and other partners that aims to reduce the alarming numbers of teenage pregnancies in the country.

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Sauti Sasa acknowledges that the teenage pregnancy crisis cannot end immediately.

BUT…

Urgent steps needs to be taken by the society towards reducing this growing challenge. Youth in Kenya are calling on all parties… Teens, Youth, Parents, Teachers, Religious Leaders, Politicians, County Authorities, Police Administration, Celebrities, Media, Community Groups, Elders, the private sector and many more need to fight together.

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