PPAG holds reproductive health workshop in Bolgatanga

stethoscopePlanned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), a non-governmental organisation, has organised a six- day training workshop in Bolgatanga on sexual reproductive health, for 22 participants from Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo in the Northern Region.

The women with varied ethnic backgrounds came from Boaterigu, Bimbago South, Dukluatuk, Gberuk Kunkouk and Nankpanduri.

Mr Peter Dakurah, Northern Zonal Manager of PPAG told Ghana News Agency in an interview at the weekend, that the participants who comprised non- traditional distributors of contraceptives and peer educators, were brought to the Upper East capital for the training, because of ethnic clashes at home.

He said the workshop was sponsored by United Nations Population Fund Sixth Country Programme.

The programme, which commenced in June 2013 and to run until December, 2017 was aimed at equipping the participants with accurate information and skills in reproductive health issues and expose them to the packaging and distribution of contraceptives to their communities.

Mr Dakurah said one of the major aims of the programme was to expand the contraceptives services and make the products easily accessibly in communities.

PPAG would organise a similar workshop for participants drawn from five communities in the Bolgatanga Municipality.

The programme to be funded by the Danish Government is dubbed: “Accessing Knowledge and Services on Reproductive Health Issues,” would target the youth using social media platforms including E- Learning, Twitter and Face book.

PPAG is training people from 10 to 24 as peer educators on sexual reproductive issues including sexual transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancies and abortions.

Mr Dakurah said the interventions would facilitate the country’s attainment of the Millennium Development Goals four and five.

Source: GNA

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