Publications

Overpopulation still a major challenge to Nigeria, Africa – Dr. Appiah

Dr. Leticia Adelaide Appiah, the Executive Director, National Population Council, Ghana stated this in a recent interview, with a reporter, on the far-reaching consequences of escalating population in many African countries including Nigeria and Ghana. Excerpts:   Dr please what is your academic and professional background? I completed medical training in June 1993 from Donetsk Medical School […]
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‘RightByHer’ campaign launched in Ghana

The ‘RightByHer’ campaign has been launched in Ghana, with a call on media practitioners, particularly journalists to work to advance the rights of women and adolescent girls in Africa. The RightByHer project works to close the gap between policy and reality as well as working to inform via research, strengthen civil society through capacity development, […]
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RE: The Population Myth

In his article titled The Population Myth carried in the September 22, 2018 edition of the Daily Guide Newspaper Dr Nii Moi Thompson wrote things about the National Population Council and its Executive Director that created some false impressions that need to be corrected. Dr. Thompson wrote that the NPC is “prosecuting an alarmist campaign’ which according to […]
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Volta Region tops teenage pregnancy list

In order to reduce the high incidence of teenage pregnancies in the Volta Region, the Executive Director of the National Population Council (NPC), Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah, has recommended intensive family planning in the region with special attention on the reproductive health needs of adolescents. She explained that during the time of the Ghana Demographic and […]
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Adolescent and Reproductive Health summit held in Accra

Sexual and Reproductive Health Right (SRHR) advocates and policy makers in the population and health sector, have met at a national Adolescent and Reproductive Health (ARH) summit in Accra, to discuss ways of financing ARH programmes in Ghana. The two-day summit seeks to press home demands for the government to increase funding for adolescent SRHR, […]
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‘Give birth 10 times to win a sheep’

In our series of letters from African journalists, Elizabeth Ohene considers the controversial proposal to limit women to having three babies in Ghana. Among the Ga, the people who are indigenous to Ghana’s capital, Accra, a woman is entitled to a live sheep on the delivery of her 10th child. The word for it is […]
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Ghana marks World Population Day

Ghana marks World Population Day, calls for family planning. The World Population Day (WPD) has been marked in Ghana with a call on the government to make a conscious efforts to make family planning available and accessible to people of reproductive age, particularly women and adolescent girls. This, according to the Executive Director of the […]
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Chief Imam laudes NPC’s efforts to educate Ghanaians on population management

The National Chief Imam, Sheik Usmanu Nuhu Shaributu, has lauded the National Population Council (NPC) for daring into population issues, a move he said is very important if Ghana wants to see measurable growth and sustainable development. He expressed his unflinching support for NPC and mentioned that his office is opened to the secretariat to […]
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