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World Population Day marked in Vietnam

Society

World Population Day marked in Vietnam

The Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) jointly held a ceremony in Hanoi on July 11 to mark 40 years of Vietnam-UNFPA cooperation and World Population Day (July 11).

Two more A/H7N9 cases reported near Vietnam-China border

World

Two more A/H7N9 cases reported near Vietnam-China border

Two more cases of A/H7N9 bird flu infection in humans were reported in China’s Zhuang Autonomous Region, near Vietnam’s northern mountainous provinces of Cao Bang and Ha Giang, according to the regional health and family planning commission.

Focus of population policy needs to shift

Society

Focus of population policy needs to shift

Population quality increased remarkably as the infant mortality rate for children aged under 5 years old and the fatality rate for mothers reduced, while average life expectancy rate started to rise.

Forecast: 100 million Vietnamese by 2026

Society

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.