by crossriverwatch admin
The Nigerian Medical Association, Cross River State Chapter is to embark on public health education in three selected schools in the state on adolescent health and wide array of health challenges that have been neglected and forgotten by parents.
The State Chairman of NMA, Dr. Callistus Enyuma who disclosed this while flagging off the 2012 Physicians week at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, said that experts had been contacted to deliver lectures on some of the topical issues.
Dr. Enyuma said that most parents do not educate their children especially the teenagers on menstruation, breast development, drug abuse, unplanned pregnancies and complications, illegal abortions and infections that follow.
He said that the NMA was advocating for the setting up of hospitals that would be adolescent friendly and the establishment of a special clinic for children between the age of 12 to 19, adding that the doctors that would run the clinic will be trained on issues of adolescent health so as to have a good understanding to handle their problems.
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