In a bid to support the consolidated efforts of the international community in tackling population related issues, Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC) and the Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovative (CERHI) supported two renowned associate members of WHARC to attend the 28th International Population Conference (IPC) at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) from October 28 - November 3, 2017.
WHARC associates, Dr. Rosemary Ogu, M.D, the immediate past President Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, Rivers state branch and Dr. Loretta Ntoimo, PhD, Senior Lecturer, department of Demography and Social Statistics, Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE). The duo, presented a paper entitled, ‘Hearing the Voices of Women on Reasons for Maternal Deaths: results of a qualitative study to investigate perceptions of the causes of maternal mortality’. Their poster received laudable views from participants at the exhibition hall. Notable participants at the stand include Metin Gomezoglu from World Health Organization (WHO), Barbara Crane (IPAS), and members of staff of the Population Council.
The conference which took place once every four years in a different country is organized by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) in collaboration with a host country institution, drawing over 2,000 Scholars from around the world to discuss the latest population research and debate on pressing global and regional population issues that will result in possible actions and policies.