VN’s birth-rate stabilizes recent ten years

A celebration of World Population Day and the 40th cooperation anniversary between Vietnam and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) was yesterday held in Hanoi with the participation of Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh. 



(Illustrative photo:Kim Khanh)

(Illustrative photo:Kim Khanh)

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Health Prof. Nguyen Viet Tien said that the theme of the 2017 World Population Day is family planning, aiming to promote & access to safe and voluntary family planning services which are the basic human right.

Since 1977, UNFPA has collaborated with the Vietnamese Government to implement nine cooperation programs, including nearly 100 projects in 12 provinces and cities across the country.

Especially, UNFPA supported US$ 190 million and technology to Vietnam and related agencies.

Ministry of Health also raised important role as well as active contributions of UNFPA for Vietnam's family planning, especially in reducing the birth-rate.

In the 1970s, each Vietnamese couple gave often birth to five children on average. Since 2007, the country has maintained an average fertility rate of 2.09 children per woman. 

In 2015, the life expectancy increased up to 73 years old.

BY QUOC LAP- Translated by Huyen Huong

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