Publications

Growing population of Ghana, a call for celebration or concern?

“If we do not voluntarily bring population growth under control in the next one or two decades, the nature will do it for us in the most brutal way, whether we like it or not”—Henry W. Kendall. Population is the most valuable resource of any  nation. However, population can either be an asset or a liability depending on the ability […]
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17% of pregnancies in Ghana are unwanted – Population Council

The Executive Director of the National Population Council, Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah says about 17 per cent of all pregnancies in Ghana are unwanted. According to her, although many families would like to have smaller family sizes, due to lack of family planning methods, such families usually end up having bigger size families. Dr Appiah […]
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‘Children having sex at 16 are law abiding’ – UCC Lecturer

A Senior Lecturer at the Department of Population and Health of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Dr Kobina Esia-Donkor has called for a review of the country’s laws on the age of sexual consent in order to help address the menace of teenage pregnancies and also control the country’s growing population. According to the […]
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GHANA TO HOST ADOLESCENT REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SUMMIT

Ghana will host the 2nd National Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Summit in August, this year, in Accra. About 300 participants are attending the two-day conference, which is taking place on the theme: Effective Population Management through Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Financing Beyond Aid.  The ARH Summit will, among other things, review the progress of implementation of […]
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Family planning is a human right: an imperative to sustainable economic development

 “Every second, every day, every year, we fail to address demand for reproductive health and family planning services. Lives are lost, and girls’ opportunities to thrive and contribute to their country’s development shrink………..”-Jenny Shipley. I am so excited to be getting married in a few months to come. In preparation towards having a blissful marriage, […]
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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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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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