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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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Young actors trained in reproductive health

Developed by the NPC as part of a multi-media campaign for adolescents, YOLO is a component of the Ghana Adolescent Reproductive Health (GHARH) programme being implemented by the Palladium Group with support from the UK Government.   The National Population Council (NPC) had held a two-day workshop to build the capacity of the cast of […]
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NPC: Ghana’s annual population growth alarming

Dr. Leticia Appiah Ghana’s annual population growth is alarming, the National Population Council (NPC) has noted. According to the Council, the country for the past three decades has grown its population by 2.5 per cent yearly, which translates into between 700,000 and 800,000. This rate is more than the global target of annual population growth […]
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NPC trains youth as adolescent health ambassadors

Some of the cast at the workshop The cast of a television series, ‘You only Live Once’ (YOLO), which promotes adolescent development and health rights, have been urged to be worthy ambassadors to young people in the country. Addressing the cast at a capacity building workshop organised by the National Population Council (NPC), Ms Efua […]
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