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36 Pupils Pregnant At A School In South Africa, 31 Living With HIV
10-20-2018, 02:05 PM,
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36 Pupils Pregnant At A School In South Africa, 31 Living With HIV
The Health MEC in Limpopo, South Africa, Phophi
Ramathu has called on communities to support
pupils living with the virus so that they do not
default on their treatment.
Phophi Ramathu (pictured) has revealed that there
are 36 pupils pregnant at one school around the
Mulenzhe village.
The MEC who visited schools in the village ahead
of matric examinations, also said said there was
also an increase in new HIV infections at both
primary and secondary schools.
Ramathu said 31 pupils between the age of nine
and 19 were now living with the virus and she
called upon the community to join forces in
supporting them so that they do not default on their
treatment.
She told pupils that the government did not appoint
midwives to run schools but rather teachers to
educate pupils because there is no room for
pregnancy in our schools.
“Time for blame game is gone, let’s own up as a
society that we have failed to provide guidance and
leadership to our children. It will take parents,
communities, educators, men of the cloth, health
workers, police, social workers, and learners
themselves to deal with these challenges,” Ramathu
said.
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