Ho Chi Minh City’s average male-to-female sex ratio at birth in the first six months of 2019 remained at a high level, with 109.9 boys per 100 girls, but the difference is smaller compared to the same period last year.
Hanoi will increase activities to improve its population quality in the time ahead, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Health Hoang Duc Hanh stated on July 9.
Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Viet Tien requested the improvement of population quality and healthcare for the elderly during a conference in Hanoi on January 18 to launch its 2019 tasks regarding population and family planning.
Hanoi plans to spend more than VND363 billion (US$15.5 million) on activities to help raise local people’s average height between 2018 and 2025.
Vietnam’s family planning has contributed greatly to the country’s hunger elimination and poverty reduction, fostering its socio-economic development, improving living conditions of local people and helping to fulfill the millennium and sustainable development goals, said a local official.
The family planning work has contributed to stabilising the scale, structure and quality of the population, according to Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Viet Tien.
Vietnam expects to have a sex rate at birth of 112.8 boys per 100 girls and an average population of 94.7 million in 2018, heard a conference held by the General Office for Population - Family Planning in Hanoi on January 30.
VOV.VN - An aging population will seriously impact the socio-economic development and raise big issues on social welfare and labour, said Associate Professor Dr Luu Bich Ngoc, Director of the Institute for Population and Social Studies at the National Economics University.
For the first time in 50 years, Vietnam has shifted its population policy from ‘planned parenthood’ to ‘maintaining stable birth rates’.
Troubled by low fertility rates in southern provinces, the Ministry of Health has proposed relaxing the country’s two-child policy in order to allow Vietnamese parents to decide the number of children they want.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently approved a project on enhancing equality in sexual and reproductive health, family planning and medical response in Vietnam.
VOV.VN - To manage the trend of the aging Vietnamese population it’s important for people to rethink their education, work, and retirement plans, says the General Department of Population and Family Planning.
The Vietnamese population is getting older, a problem expected to continue well into the coming years.
The average height of Hanoians is 2-3 cm taller than 10 years ago, according to head of the Hanoi Department of Population and Family Planning Nguyen Dinh Lan.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has awarded Ritsu Nacken, Deputy Representative in Vietnam of the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA), a medal for her dedicated services in her three-year term in the country.
Population quality increased remarkably as the infant mortality rate for children aged under five years old and the fatality rate for mothers reduced, while average life expectancy rate started to rise.
Vietnam’s fertility rate has declined from 6.4 to 2.1 children per woman over the last 55 years, but the rate varies widely among provinces, according to the General Department of Population and Family Planning.
Population policies should change from focusing on population and family planning to focusing on population and development, said Associate Professor Nguyen Dinh Cu, former director of the Institute of Population and Social Studies, at a conference in Hanoi on December 1.
Health experts gathered at a workshop in Hanoi on November 17 to discuss a draft project designed to improve the population situation, reproductive health and family planning services for adolescents and youths.
Some four million men in Vietnam will have no chance of getting married by 2050 if the current imbalance in the nation’s sex ratio persists, experts say.