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Media awards on population reporting in Ghana launched

A maiden media contest on population and development journalism has been launched in Accra with a call on government to prioritize funding for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) education in the country. This, according to the Executive Director of the National Population Council (NPC), Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah, would help to prevent unintended pregnancies and […]
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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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COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE 2ND NATIONAL ADOLESCENT REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SUMMIT HELD AT LA PALM HOTEL, ACCRA ON 29-30 AUGUST 2018

We Adolescents, Students, Young People, Persons with Disabilities, SRHR Partners, Academics, Policy Makers, Adolescent and Youth SRHR advocates at the 2nd National Adolescent Reproductive Health Summit held at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, have discussed issues on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) and how to increase funding for ASRHR. We reflected […]
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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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