Vietnam’s population quality has significantly improved during the past 10 years with improved education level and healthcare, especially maternal and child health, experts agreed at a conference held in Hanoi on December 26.
Gender imbalance at birth will adversely affect population structure in the future, which leads to male surplus in society.
Vietnam’s population is estimated to reach 94.7 million at the end of 2018, according to the General Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP) under the Health Ministry.
A communication campaign was kicked off at a ceremony in northern Vinh Phuc province on October 24 to raise public awareness of imbalanced sex ratio at birth in Vietnam.
The unbalanced sex ratio at birth is expanding quickly, particularly in the Red River Delta, stressed Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Viet Tien.
The General Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP), in co-ordination with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), on October 17 launched the campaign, "Stop gender discrimination, stop gender-biased sex selection".
While the free market for contraceptive products and reproductive health commodities in Vietnam is growing to meet increasing demand, its safety and quality remains questionable.
(VOV) - A photo voice exhibition “Timeless” was held in Hanoi on September 29 to mark International Day of Older Persons and the Month of Action for Older People 2015.
(VOV) - Vietnamese people's life expectancy increased considerably for the past decade, from 69 in 2002 to more than 73 in 2012.
The General Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP) scheme will expand prenatal and newborn screening in 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta this year.