Aging population in Ho Chi Minh City Society

Aging population in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is likely face numerous difficulties in population management in the next five years due to a rapidly aging population, as heard at a recent conference in the city.
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Vietnam faces population challenges: NA official

Vietnam has made a number of achievements after 12 years of implementing the Population Ordinance including reducing the birth rate to 17.2 (per 1,000 people) from 19.9 in 1999, said a senior National Assembly official.
Ministries join hands to control imbalanced sex ratio at birth Society

Ministries join hands to control imbalanced sex ratio at birth

A cooperation programme was launched between the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) at an official ceremony in Hanoi on October 9 to promote gender equality and control sex imbalances at birth during the 2014-2020 period.
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Vietnam to focus on improving population quality

Improving population quality and maintaining a reasonable birth rate to meet human resources demand for national development were the main topics of discussion at a seminar in northern Hung Yen province on August 13.
Volatile birth rates a challenge Society

Volatile birth rates a challenge

Ten years from implementing the Population Ordinance project, the country faces a number of new challenges including volatile birth rates across different provinces and cities, gender imbalance at birth and an ageing population.
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Hanoi’s gender divide continues rising trend

The gender imbalance in Hanoi in the first six months this year was still too high, with 116 boys being born for every 100 girls, according to the Hanoi Department of Population and Family Planning.
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Newborn gender imbalance narrowed

The gender imbalance among newborns in Vietnam in the first half of this year has been significantly narrowed with 110.9 boys born per 100 girls, according to the General Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP).
Cities celebrate World Population Day Society

Cities celebrate World Population Day

The General Department of Population and Family Planning and the Hanoi People’s Committee held a meeting on July 11 to mark World Population Day, themed “Adolescent Pregnancy”.
Integrated measures solve gender imbalance Society

Integrated measures solve gender imbalance

Integrated measures, especially communication campaigns, are needed to change public awareness of the role and position of women and girl children and address gender imbalance in a long run.
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Efforts made to reduce gender imbalance

A project has recently been proposed for the 2013-2020 period with various policies, including supporting families with only daughters, as part of efforts to reduce the gender imbalance in Vietnam.
PM asks health sector to address hospital overload Health

PM asks health sector to address hospital overload

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung urged the health sector to help overstrained hospitals and improve the quality of treatment when addressing the sector’s video conference to launch its 2013 tasks in Hanoi on January 24.
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Gender imbalance at birth remains a challenge

Gender imbalance at birth will continue to be a challenge for Vietnam in 2013, although the increase has showed signed of slowing down this year, Health Ministry officials said at a Dec. 25 ceremony to mark the Vietnam Population Day (Dec. 26).