The department took this occasion to announce the city’s population and reproductive health strategy for the 2016-2020 period, with increasing engagements of organizations and individuals in population and planning policies.
It called for support from organizations and individuals in holding communications activities and training personnel, especially for 12,000 collaborators in communes, wards and residential areas.
As part of the meeting, the department signed a cooperation memorandum of understanding with Thai Nakorn Patana Company Limited, under which the latter will provide affordable contraceptive pills for local residents.
Lauded the efforts made by the local health body, Vo Thanh Dong, Deputy General Director of the General Office for Population and Family Planning, requested it to boost the quality of reproductive health in rural and mountainous areas and work harder to reduce abortion rate.
In the 2011 -2015 period, Ho Chi Minh City recorded the birth ratio of 106/107 boys to 100 girls, with 70 percent of pregnant women taking screening tests. However, the city is facing a risk of gender imbalance, as the number of districts with imbalanced sex ratios increased from two in 2015 to five in 2016.
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