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State of the worlds population report is timely-Nyenswah

By Arthur Douglas

( Liberia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Tolbert Nyenswah, has described the state of the World Population Report as timely.

Mr. Nyenswah said: “Government has noted the challenges, recommendations outlined in the report and taken the report in good faith.”

He said: “What was needed to be done is to improve reproductive health and address issues affecting population growth in the country.”

The health official is also Assistant Minister for Curative Services at the Health and Social Welfare Ministry in Monrovia.

Mr. Nyenswah spoke Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 in Monrovia instead of Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernice Dan, when he officially launched the 2013 State of the World’s Population Report.

The report was launched under the theme, “Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy.”

The report reveals a startling increase in adolescent pregnancy in many countries, including Liberia.

It highlights the challenges, causes and ways forward for attacking early pregnancy among adolescent around the world.

The State of the World’s Population Report also points out that over twenty thousand girls under age give birth each day in developing countries, while 3.2 million unsafe abortions occur among adolescents yearly.

Also speaking at the launch, an official of the Planning and Economic Affairs Ministry stressed the need for government and the public to take the report as a challenge and address the key issues contained in it.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Secretary General’s Deputy Special Representative to Liberia said the issues raised in the report are common in the country.

Aena Chuma underscored the need to empower girls and raise awareness to curb adolescent pregnancy. 


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