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Raise awareness on increasing population growth — Rawlings

Former President Rawlings with Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah (RIGHT) and the head of communication at the National Population Council, Mabel Selassie Awuku.   Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called on religious leaders and the media to help raise awareness of the country’s increasing rates in population growth. According to him, the situation, if not checked, could […]
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Akwamumanhene calls for small family sizes to control growing population

Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III. The Paramount Chief of the Akwamu Traditional Area, Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III, has called for smaller family sizes as a way to control the country’s growing population. He said encouraging people to have small family sizes is the way to go, considering the country’s limited resources and the global economy at […]
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GJA pledges support to help manage Ghana’s population

The Executive Director of the National Population Council, Dr Leticia Appiah (middle) with the President of GJA, Roland Affail Monney (right) and the Administrator of the Ghana International Press Centre, Mr Fiifi Nettey The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has pledged support to help raise awareness on Ghana’s population issues. Ghana’s population is hovering around 29million and […]
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NATIONAL ADOLESCENT REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SUMMIT, 2018

The National Population Council, with support from Marie Stopes International Ghana and state and civil society partners is organizing the 2ndNational Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Summit. The ARH Summit will among other things, review the progress of implementation of the ARH policy and programmes, build consensus, and advocate for technical and financial support for ARH […]
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Population & Housing Census-2010

The 2010 Population and Housing Census (PHC) is the eleventh overall and the fifth post-independence national census. The first census in the country, conducted in 1891, was under the auspices of the then British Administration. Censuses were then carried out every ten years thereafter in 1901, 1911, 1921 and 1931 when the Second World War disrupted the series,
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Ghana Demographic and Health Survey-2014

This report presents findings from the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS), a nationally representative survey of 9,396 women age 15-49 and 4,388 men age 15-59 from 11,835interviewed households. The primary purpose of the GDHS was to generate recent and reliable information on fertility, family planning, infant and child mortality, maternal and child health, andnutrition.
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Ghana Population Stabilization Report

Ghana is situated on the West Coast of Africa, off the Gulf of Guinea. It occupies a land area of 238,589 square kilometres and is bordered on the west by Cote d’Ivoire, east by Togo and the north by Burkina Faso. The country consists of ten administrative regions, subdivided into 170 districts to ensure efficient and effective administration at the local levels. Ghana’s economy is mainly agricultural with crops produced for both local consumption and exports.
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RAPID -GHANA

]Development is complex, multidimensional, and intricately linked with population dynamics. In recognition of these factors, the 1995 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action (POA) recommended integrating population factors into development planning. The population of a country has an impact on its socioeconomic development indicators as it forms the human resource base for national growth and development and is as well the direct benefciary of development. In Ghana, the effects of population growth have not occurred uniformly nationwide, just as population dynamics are not homogenous across the country.
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National Condom and Lubricant Strategy (NCLS) 2016-2020

The availability and use of condoms and lubricant is essential for preventing the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (HIV and STIs) and unplanned pregnancies. In recent times, expects have sought to draw the attention of policy and decision-makers to the strong linkage between family planning (including condom use) and development.
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