Vietnam launches Month of Action on Population towards sustainable development

December 10, 2014 • Daily Email Recap

Vietnam launches Month of Action on Population towards sustainable development

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The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has launched the 2014 National Month of Action on Population, which aims to maintain a reasonably low birth rate – every couple should have two children – for the sake of the sustainable development of the country.

Speaking at the launching ceremony held in Hanoi on Tuesday, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien commented that the country has achieved many important results in the field of population and family planning over the past several decades.

The average number of children per couple in the reproductive age has dropped from 6.4 children in 1960 to 2.1 children in 2013; the population growth rate per year decreased from 3.5 percent in 1960 to 1.05 percent in 2013; the population size in 2013 was kept at 90 million people; and the average life expectancy rose from 40 in 1960 to 73 in 2013.

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