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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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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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COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE 2ND NATIONAL ADOLESCENT REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SUMMIT HELD AT LA PALM HOTEL, ACCRA ON 29-30 AUGUST 2018

We, 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 and […]
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Council of State pledges support for National Population Council

The members of the Council of State have pledged their support for the National Population Council (NPC) to carry out its mandate of advising government on population and its related issues. According to the council, issues bothering on population cannot be taken out of the equation of development. The Chairman of the Council, Nana Otuo […]
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GIJ and Population Council to develop population reporting course

The Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) and the National Population Council (NPC) are collaborating to develop a course module on population reporting for students in the school. The programme, which will be piloted in the 2019/2020 academic year, according to the Rector of the school, Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo, is aimed at equipping students to better […]
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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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