by Doreen Mwangata
Youths are not receiving health services in most of the health centers located in Mulanje. This is resulting in the spike of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and early pregnancies in the district. This has become a thorn in the flesh for a long time now and most of youths are not able to get counselling services on issues like sexual reproductive and mental health to improve and protect their lives. This is so because youths are not considered in most decision making meetings. The District Health Officer (DHO) are aware of it but doing nothing about the situation. Youths need to be included in decision making processes at all levels for them to receive the right health services which can reduce STIs, early pregnancies etc.