Youths in Nsanje District have asked authorities to introduce interventions to make sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services available to youths in the district.
The call follows the absence of youth corners in many health facilities that provide youth-friendly services.
In an interview, Makombe Youth Club chairperson Innocent Maxwell said some health centres have run out of contraceptives.
“We ask authorities to make the contraceptives available and to engage many community-based distribution agents in hard-to-reach areas to provide family planning services to the youth,” he said.
On his part, Napasha Youth Club chairperson Faless Monyo said providing SRH services will prevent girls from getting unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.
Sorgin Health Centre hospital in-charge Edward Mtontholi said they have run out of condoms, but said other contraceptive methods are available.
In a separate interview, Nsanje district youth-friendly health services coordinator Alinafe Zaina said the absence of youth corners discouraged many youths from accessing SRH services.
“But with support from ActionAid Malawi and Tiphedzane Community Organisation, we are working to solve the problem,” he said.