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Western Reg. Coord. Council, NYA, UNFPA prioritize Sexual Reproductive Health


Date: Friday May 24, 2019, 2:34 pm


By: WatchGhana.Com/ M. Yaw Boateng


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To ensure prioritization of Reproductive Rights and Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) in Policies, planning and budget allocations in health and other relevant sectors, the Western Regional Coordinating Council (WRCC) and the National Youth Authority (NYA) in collaboration with the UNFPA, has engaged Policy Makers and some youth leaders from four districts in the region at Agona Nkwanta.
The Day’s engagement serves as a platform to push for Sexual Reproductive Rights Needs to be given increased priority, since every human being has the fundamental tights to access the highest attainable standard of health.
Mr. Anthony Baah, Acting Regional Director of the National Youth Authority indicated that universal access to sexual reproductive health is essential not only to achieving the sustainable development goals but a concept of human rights applied to sexuality and reproduction, therefore engaging the youth on reproductive health was critical for a quality human resource base for the country.
According to Mr. Baah, there is the need for access to information on sexual and reproductive health rights and services which will enables young people make decisions about their bodies and claim their rights including maternal health, family planning, gender and adolescent and youth empowerment.

Adding that, reproductive health information could help develop positive attitude, values and skills that young people needed now and in the future.
Mrs. Henrietta Mary Eyison, the Municipal Chief Executive, said the welfare of the youth was Paramount and called on all stakeholders to contribute in diverse ways in raising quality human resource for the municipality and the country in general.
She said, the engagement should be a catalyst to promoting reproductive health and welfare of the youth especially the females in the various communities with the Ahanta-West municipality and beyond, urging the participants to be good ambassadors of the campaign to reduce reproductive health issues.
In attendance were forty (40) participants from four selected districts within the Western region including; Ahanta West, Nzema East, Wassa East, and Wassa Amanfi East.

Source: WatchGhana.Com/ M. Yaw Boateng

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