• Short Summary

    DOCTORS, MIDWIVES AND PARENTS LAST WEEK ATTENDED THE OPENING OF THE NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS AND ACCRA REGION ADVICE CENTRE OF THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD ASSOCIATION OF GHANA IN ACCRA.

  • Description

    DOCTORS, MIDWIVES AND PARENTS LAST WEEK ATTENDED THE OPENING OF THE NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS AND ACCRA REGION ADVICE CENTRE OF THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD ASSOCIATION OF GHANA IN ACCRA. IT WAS OPENED BY PROFESSOR E.A. BOATENG OF THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA.

    IN HIS ADDRESS, PROFESSOR BOATENG SAID THAT FAMILY PLANNING WAS NECESSARY TO PREVENT POPULATION EXPLOSION AND CATASTROPHE.

    HE SAID PROPER FAMILY PLANNING WILL SAVE GHANAIANS MUCH SUFFERING AND FUTURE ANXIETY. ACCORDING TO THE 1960 POPULATION CENSUS, HE SAID, GHANA'S GROWTH RATE OF 2.6 PER CENT EACH YEAR WILL DOUBLE EVERY 25 OR 30 YEARS.

    PROFESSOR BOATENG PRAISED THE ASSOCIATION'S WORK AND HE APPEALED TO THE GOVERNMENT TO GIVE THE ASSOCIATION ALL MORAL AND MATERIAL SUPPORT TO HELP IT CARRY OUT ITS WORK.

    HE LATER OPENED AN EXHIBITION OF CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES AND FAMILY PLANNING ILLUSTRATIONS MOUNTED BY THE ASSOCIATION.

    IN EXPLAINING THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION, ITS PRESIDENT, MR. C. F. HAYFRON-BENJAMIN, A KUMASI LAWYER, SAID THAT THEY WERE TO ASSIST NATIONAL EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE POPULATION BY ENCOURAGING THE PROPER SPACING OF FAMILIES.

    THE ASSOCIATION, FORMED ABOUT 18 MONTHS AGO, IS A VOLUNTARY NON-PROFIT MAKING ORGANISATION. IT HAS BRANCHES IN KUMASI AND SEKONDI-TAKORDI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7UPAQWDLXHD2Q5FVYYTY75I0Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA7UPAQWDLXHD2Q5FVYYTY75I0Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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