Vietnam recorded an increasing third-child birthrate over the last five years, especially in well-to-do families, heard a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on July 29.
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.
Investing in education and health care for adolescent girls is necessary, contributing to bringing into full play Vietnam’s golden population structure in economic development, a Vietnamese official has suggested.
The number of babies born in the first half of this year increased 9.9% compared to the same period last year.
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.
Vietnam’s population has remained stable and yet to surpass 92 million people, heard a conference held on January 14 reviewing last year’s outcomes related to population and family planning.
Vietnam will have 4 million more men seeking marriage than women by 2050, the General Office for Population Family Planning told a recent Workshop on Gender Imbalance at Birth in Danang.
Teenagers will likely need to get permission from their parents or guardian when they wish to have an abortion, according to a new regulation.
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.
(VOV) -Arthur Erken, a representative of the United Nations Population Fund in Vietnam (UNFPA), was honoured on May 26 by the Vietnam Farmers’ Association (VFA) at a ceremony in Hanoi.
(VOV) - On December 4, the Hanoi Health Department launched the National Action Month on Population with a view to promoting communication campaigns on family planning.
Vietnam needs to reverse the trend of becoming an “aged” population, a process which was first recognised in 2011.
Regular inspections should be carried out across the country on the implementation of legal documents concerning reproductive health care for young people, who account for nearly 40% of the total population.
HCM City's Population and Family Planning Division will focus on programmes for elderly people's welfare in the year to come.
(VOV) - A music programme entitled “90 million hearts love Vietnam” was held at Hanoi Opera House on November 2 marking the event of the country’s 90 million people.
(VOV) -The General Office for Population Family Planning expects Vietnam will grow beyond 90 million citizens on November 1.
(VOV) - Rapid population aging is posing a big challenge to Vietnam’s social security system, especially when Vietnamese people’s incomes remain low and medical services have yet to meet the elderly’s needs.
(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.
A project has recently been proposed for the 2013-2020 period with various policies, including supporting families with only daughters, as part of efforts to reduce gender imbalance in Vietnam.
More than 200 million women in the world's poorest countries including Vietnam, especially the young or socially disadvantaged, do not have access to family planning services and information, heard a conference in Hanoi on November 16.