Family planning success promotes Vietnam’s sustainable development

(VOVWORLD) -Vietnam’s family planning has contributed greatly to the country’s hunger elimination and poverty reduction, fostering its socio-economic development, improving living conditions of local people and helping to fulfill the millennium and sustainable development goals, said a local official.

Family planning success promotes Vietnam’s sustainable development - ảnh 1

Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan delivered the remarks at a meeting co-organized in Hanoi on Wednesday by the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam to celebrate World Population Day 2018. He said that Vietnam’s family planning has helped the country cut costs of social services and increase per capita GDP by 2 percent annually. 

At the meeting, speakers, including officials of the General Office for Population Family Planning, UNFPA in Asia and the Pacific, UNFPA in Vietnam and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), talked about family planning in Vietnam. They exchanged views on the communications work to provide information about reproductive and sexual health in Vietnam and Asia-Pacific.