Screening needed to reduce birth defects Health

Screening needed to reduce birth defects

Every 13 minutes a child is born with congenital anomalies in Vietnam, putting a burden on their families and the health sector as well as affecting the quality of the population.
HCM City takes lead in prenatal screening Health

HCM City takes lead in prenatal screening

Ho Chi Minh City recorded an average prenatal and newborn screening rate at over 80 percent on an annual basis since 2011, heard a meeting celebrating Vietnam's Population Day (Dec. 26) held in the city on December 20.
Population law must protect elderly: experts Society

Population law must protect elderly: experts

The nation’s population policy must be integrated with other socio-economic factors including national defence and security to ensure rapid and sustainable development, experts said at a meeting in Hanoi on November 29.
Health Ministry proposes relaxing two-child policy Health

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.
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).
Joint-programme on reproductive health signed Health

Joint-programme on reproductive health signed

A co-operative programme on population and reproductive health was signed last week between the General Office on Population and Family Planning under the Ministry of Health, and DKT International.
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Poor reproductive health education blamed for high abortion rate

Poor education both in official channels and in family is a major cause of the rising teenage abortions, which now account for more than 20 percent of the total number of abortions in Vietnam, according to the General Office for Population and Family Planning.
Hanoi observes World Population Day Society

Hanoi observes World Population Day

More drastic, efficient measures should be done to better balance Hanoi’s sex ratio at birth and ensure gender equality, said a Health Ministry official.
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Newborn-screening project benefits kids

Medical stations in Hanoi have so far provided prenatal and newborn screening services for over 23,600 pregnant women and 11,600 infants in a bid to reduce the rate of children born with congenital defects.
Actions called to protect girls Society

Actions called to protect girls

The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam held a seminar highlighting the necessity of joint actions to protect girls in Hanoi on September 27.