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Family planning facilitates Vietnam’s sustainable development

Family planning facilitates Vietnam’s sustainable development

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.

Sex rate at birth set to slowly grow in 2018

Sex rate at birth set to slowly grow in 2018

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.

Vietnam faces underlying challenges of aging population

Vietnam faces underlying challenges of aging population

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.

Health Ministry proposes relaxing two-child policy

Health Ministry proposes relaxing two-child policy

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.

Coping with an aging population in Vietnam

Coping with an aging population 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.

Outgoing UNFPA official honoured for help to Vietnam

Outgoing UNFPA official honoured for help to Vietnam

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.

Focus of population policy needs to shift

Focus of population policy needs to shift

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 fertility rate down: Government

Vietnam fertility rate down: Government

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.

Forecast: 100 million Vietnamese by 2026

Forecast: 100 million Vietnamese by 2026

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.

Adolescent girls need more attention

Adolescent girls need more attention

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.