Vietnam’s economic engine, Ho Chi Minh City, has the lowest fertility rate in the country of 1.53, according to the Ministry of Health’s latest report in June.
Vietnam’s population and family planning work in 2019 faced difficulties, especially in communications due to decreased funding, heard a conference in Hanoi on January 9.
Officials said letting the parents decide guarantees reproductive rights while posing challenges in controlling the population.
The health sector of Hanoi has built a monitoring system for early detection of epidemics across the locality as part of efforts to improve the city’s capacity to prevent and control diseases.
Vietnam may fail to curb the sex imbalance at birth in 2016 as about 113.4 boys were born for every 100 girls during the first half of this year, higher than last year’s ratio of 112.8/100.
VOV.VN - Vietnam will have 2.3-4.3 million fewer women than men by 2050, said Nguyen Van Tan, deputy director of the General Department of Population and Family Planning at a recent conference in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) will continue maintaining a reasonably low birth rate nationwide, as well as taking measures to reduce the birth rate in rural and remote areas this year, according to the Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.
Ho Chi Minh City is likely face numerous difficulties in population management in the next five years due to a rapidly aging population, as heard at a recent conference in the city.
The birth rate in Hanoi city in the first quarter dropped as compared to the same period last year, but gender inequality remains high with 114.7 boys per 100 girls.
HCM City's Population and Family Planning Division will focus on programmes for elderly people's welfare in the year to come.
(VOV) -Vietnam is entering a period known as ‘golden population structure’ providing the country with a unique socio-economic development opportunity, told an international workshop in Hanoi on October 16.
(VOV) -The spectre of a huge imbalance in the numbers of Vietnamese women and men is a real threat to the country’s future socioeconomic development and social welfare.
(VOV) - The Ministry of Health held a meeting in Hanoi on December 25 - the eve of Vietnam’s Population Day (Dec. 26) - promoting birth rate reduction and gender equality for sustainable development.
Vietnam aims to reduce its birth rate from 2.0 percent in 2010 to 1.9 percent by 2015, according to the national target program on population and family planning.
The country's male-to-female sex ratio continued to widen in the first months of this year, reflecting a higher rate of abortions and a preference for sons, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged the Health Ministry to continue modernizing and perfecting the healthcare system, especially services and preventive medicine at grassroots level.
The Population and Family Planning sector met to celebrate its 50th anniversary in Hanoi on December 20.