The Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Polyclinic has marked the 2021 World Population day in Kpone with free health screening for the participants as part of activities to celebrate the day.
The 2021 world population day in Kpone was under the theme, ‘Family planning, healthy people for sustainable Municipal development’ with the aim of making known to the public importance of family planing and healthy life.
Delivering the key note address, Doctor Esther Priscilla Biamah-Danquah, Kpone katamanso Municipal health director stated that as the country was recovering from the severe Coronavirus pandemic hit in last year. attension should be given to adolescents.
She further explained that, from January to June this year about 151 teenage pregnancies have been recorded in Kpone a situation she said was scaring.
According to the Municipal health director, most teenagers withing the municipality were not properly monitored by parents and guidance hence the surge in the teenage pregnancy.
Dr. Esther Priscilla again noted that, residents within the Municipality do not pay attention to family planning with a call on residents to accept the family planning methods.
She explained that adolescents should not hesitate to visit the adolescents conner at the health facility for assistance.
The Municipal health director hinted that residents should patronize the various family planning concepts to help space and plan for their families.
She further opined that the family planing rate within the kpone katamanso municipality has reduced from 34. 8 percent in 2019 to 21.4 percent in 2021.
Dr. Danquah advised pregnant women to report early at the health facility when they suspect pregnancy at their early stage adding that this would also reduce the child mortality or still birth in the municipality.
She also called on the kpone-katamanso municipality Assembly to make roads motorable within the Municipality to facilitate proper health care.
She called on all stakeholders to ponder on gender base violence, Teenage pregnancy, Low family planning acceptance, maternal mortality and anemia in pregnancy as they observed the world population day.
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