Bangwe leads STI-chat in Blantyre City

Written by  MBC Online

Bangwe Health Centre has shown the highest number of sexually- transmitted infections (STIs) Cases among youth in Blantyre city, the coordinator of Blantyre District Health Office (DHO) youth – friendly health service Maness Segula has said.


She said this on Saturday throughout districts stakeholders advocacy meeting that Active Youth Initiative for Social Enhancement (AYISE) arranged under Southern Africa HIV and Aids Information Dissemination Service (SaFAids) Transforming Lives project.

Segula said with 105 youth identified with STIs last month the centre has topped the list of 23 youth friendly health facilities in the commercial city. Blantyre City has 32 health centre.

Ndirande Health Centre has the second highest number at 92.

Segula said the high number of STI in Bangwe could be allocate to careless sexual activities in the township

The youth engage in unprotected sex despite knowing its consequences such as teenage pregnancies, STIs and HIV and Aids

Marcel Chisi, Ayise executive director blamed poverty on careless behaviors among youth.

He said many girls tried to abstain themselves but because of poverty they force themselves into sexual activities.

“We wish health workers, community leaders and youth to discuss how we can accelerate adolescent’s access to sexual reproductive health service.

Ward councilor at Bangwe Nthandizi Isaac Jomo Qsman said plans are underway to put in place by-laws that will decrease sexual activities involving youth people.

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