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Include RH in Budget lines-EPAG Executive Director


Mr. John Kwadwo Owusu, the Executive Director of Environmental Protection Association of Ghana (EPAG), on Wednesday appealed to the government to commit more resources towards effective implementation of Reproductive Health (RH).

This, he said, would help promote understanding and create awareness among Ghanaians on the importance of family planning to reduce the rate of sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) and also space the birth of children.

He was speaking at a day's meeting for stakeholders on Project Resource Mobilization Awareness on Reproductive Health in Kumasi on Wednesday.

The meeting was organized jointly by the EPAG and Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) and attended by 16 participants from various institutions.

Mr. Owusu stressed the need for government and other stakeholders to increase financial and political commitment towards sustenance of RH.

The Executive Director said RH related issues were not solely limited to family planning but included drugs to treat STD's and other equipment to enhance its operations.

He said shortage of RH materials was among the problems undermining progress towards achieving the poverty reduction level targets under the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's) and the International Conference on Population Development Programme Action (ICPDPA)