HA NOI (VNS)- More than 200 million women in the world's poorest countries including Viet Nam, especially the young or socially disadvantaged, did not have access to family planning services and information, heard a conference in Ha Noi yesterday. Making voluntary family planning available to everyone in developing countries would reduce costs for maternal and newborn health care by US$11.3 billion annually, according to the State of World Population 2012, launched yesterday by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The report also finds that financial resources for family planning have declined and contraceptive use has remained mostly steady. However, there are signs of progress. Last July, at the London Summit on Family Planning, donor countries and foundations together pledged $2.6 billion to make it available to 120 million women in developing countries by 2020. Developing countries pledged $2 billion. In Viet Nam, data from the Ministry of Health and other … [Read more...] about Enhance measures to access family planning
In the morning of 01 March 2011, Department of Health in collaboration with People's Committee of Phu Loc District held the ceremony to mobilize the Campaign of communication integrating with the service of maternal- child health care and family planning in the first phase of 2011 in Vinh Hung commune. The Campaign aims to raise the community's awareness of population and family planning; propagandize, mobilize and provide services of maternal- child health care and family planning in crowded and difficult areas and ones with high birth rate, contributing to upgrade the quality of maternal- child care and family planning and fulfill such targets of population work in the year 2011 as: ensuring to achieve 75% of planned target on the clinical contraceptive use, that 100% of couples in the age of child- bearing can be supplied with information and knowledge of maternal - child health care and family planning, to give normal gynecological treatment to 100% of targets registering to … [Read more...] about Mobilizing the campaign of communication integrating with the service of maternal -child health care and family planning in the first phase of 2011.
On August 7, the Danang Family Planning Association had talks with the South Korean Family Planning Association (PPFK) delegation led by Mrs. Young Soon Kim, vice-chairman of the PPFK. Mr. Nguyen Hoang Long, honorary president of the Danang Family Planning Association and Mr. Le Thi Phuoc, chairperson of the Association and commissioners of the Danang Family Planning Association. Mrs. Phuoc explained the operation of the Danang Family Planning Association over the past years. She also briefed on the implementation of projects funded by domestic and foreign organisations for raising awareness and consultancy on health for children, teenagers and women, including the South Korean-funded project to promote education as a method to fight HIV/AIDS in young people. Since March 2004, the clubs have been established and attracted many teenagers to participate in activities and provided them with knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention methods. These also included publicity in the community and … [Read more...] about South Korean Family Planning Association delegation visits Danang
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued a decree requiring People's Committee of 64 cities and provinces nationwide to formalise new local systems for population and family planning organisation before May 30. The requirement follows a government decision made last year to merge the population sector with the Ministry of Health for administrative reform purposes. Many provincial committees involving population, family planning and child services must now integrate into local health departments. Chairmen of city and provincial People's Committees are to establish such population and family bodies under the direction of health departments and districts. All facilities and staff previously under population and family planning direction will be placed under health department management. These staff members will now be eligible for the same State policies as health workers. The Prime Minister also said that cities and provinces should continue population and family planning services … [Read more...] about Family planning to tackle nation’s growing pains
Deputy head of the Health Legislation Department under the Ministry of Health Nguyen Huy Quang talks about the Government's two-child policy with Dai Doan Ket (Great Solidarity) newspaper According to the decree, who would be allowed to have a third child? Parents who already have one child and then give birth to twins or triplets will not be considered to have violated the policy. A couple where either party has a child or twins from a previous marriage, whose children are disabled, who have lost a child, or are members of an ethnic monority with a population of less than 10,000, will be allowed to have a third child. Finally, mothers with two children out of wedlock are authorised to have a third child only if they get married. Ethnic minorities numbering fewer than 10,000 people are also to be allowed to have a third child. Could you elaborate on which groups fall into this consideration? The Si La, Pu Peo, Ro Mam, O Du and Brau have about 500 people each. These groups … [Read more...] about Family planning decree clarifies rules