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.