An ageing population is posing mounting challenges to providing care for elderly people in Vietnam. However, in a country where most families look after old parents in their own homes, the idea of a ‘nursing home’ or geriatric centre remains an alien concept.
Japan has provided nearly US$2 million for 18 projects in 15 localities in Vietnam as part of the Japanese Government’s grassroots non-refundable aid programme.
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.
(VOV) - The disparity in Vietnam’s gender ratio at birth has not narrowed since 2009 and officially reached 112 boys to every 100 girls in 2012.