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6kg baby sets birth weight record in Tien Giang

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:29 am


Doctor Dang Van Phuc, deputy director of the Go Cong Town General Hospital, the Mekong province of Tien Giang, said a woman gave birth to a 6kg-baby girl who is the heaviest weight ever recorded at the hospital on December 17.


This happened after a 20-minute surgery, which was successfully performed by Doctor Dang Van Phuc.


In 2006, Mother Tran Thi Phuong, 29, bore a son who weighed in at 4.2kg.


The newly born baby and the mother are healthy, said the doctor, and they will be staying at the hospital for observation for next four to five days. This is only precautionary measure, said the doctor, due to the weight of the child.

Source: SGGP

Sydney zoo celebrates birth of Asian elephant

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2010 at 6:12 am

Panda gives birth at advanced age of 17: report

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2010 at 7:22 am

BEIJING, Aug 14, 2010 (AFP) – A panda bear mother managed to give birth in southwest China on Friday despite having reached the venerable age of 17, equivalent to a human in her 60s, state news agency Xinhua reported.


Jini gave birth to a female cub weighing 125 grammes (4.4 ounces) after four hours in labour. Both mother and daughter are doing well, said the Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Centre in Sichuan province.


The mother had already defied expectations by delivering her first cub in 2007 at the age of 13-and-a-half. That pregnancy lasted 324 days, more than double the normal period of 120-150 days.


Pandas are notoriously reluctant breeders when held in captivity, but China has got nurturing their reproduction down to a fine art.

This handout photo taken and received on August 8, 2010 by Hong Kong theme park Ocean Park shows Le Le the panda with a block of ice carved into a panda shape to mark the animal’s fifth birthday, during a promotional event in Hong Kong. AFP

The Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Centre has overseen 11 panda births this year, with over 10 more expected in the next one to two months.


“Pandas come into heat in the spring and give birth in autumn. This is the main reason for the panda ‘baby boom’,” said Dang Chunxiang, an expert with the Centre.

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Source: SGGP

Southern birth rate falls 2.8 percent in first six months

In Uncategorized on July 2, 2010 at 6:19 pm




Southern birth rate falls 2.8 percent in first six months


QĐND – Friday, July 02, 2010, 21:53 (GMT+7)

The birth rate in southern provinces reduced by 2.8 percent during the first six months this year, reports the Ministry of Health’s General Department of Population and Family Planning.


The total number of children born during the first half of this year was reported at 538,280, a reduction of 2.8 percent against the same period las year, Tran Mai Hoa, deputy head of the general office, said at the July 1 online meeting to review population planning during the past six months and map out future plans.


About 23 provinces have a higher birth rate compared with the same period of 2009.


Nguyen Ba Thuy, Deputy Minister of Health, said at the conference 24 of 63 provinces and cities haven’t assigned population officers to commune level.


Birth rates reduced sharply, about 1.8 children for each woman, in localities including HCM City, Tien Giang, Binh Thuan, An Giang, and Ca Mau. The nember of third children went down by 2,323 or four percent during the period.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Hanoi plans to have cannon firing on birth anniversary

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2010 at 4:37 pm




Hanoi plans to have cannon firing on birth anniversary


QĐND – Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 20:44 (GMT+7)

The Hanoi authorities have asked the Government for its permission for the making of cannons and cannon balls for use in the city’s 1,000 th birth anniversary.

Once approved, Hanoi will team up with relevant units of the Ministry of Defence to produce this old-styled gun and will fire it on October 1, 2010 to herald the city’s millennial birthday.


So far, more than 30 embassies and international organisations in Vietnam have registered to take part in Hanoi’s 1,000 th founding anniversary, which, as a Government leader said, must reflect the city’s strong and unique spirit.


The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has worked out the scenarios on the grand meeting and events on the main day of the anniversary on October 10.


According to the scenario, more than 18,000 people will participate in the grand meeting and parade at Ba Dinh square on the morning of October 10.


On the night the same day, a gala will be held at My Dinh Stadium upholding the theme “Thang Long-Hanoi-the city of ascending dragon”.


There will be five parts in the gala’s scenario: part I portraying the city before it became the capital city, part II dealing with the major decision related to the capital city, part III featuring the quintessence of the thousand year-old Hanoi, part IV depicting the heroic capital city, and part V delivering a message from Hanoi, the city of peace.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Various activities celebrate President Ho Chi Minh’s 120th birth anniversary

In Uncategorized on May 19, 2010 at 5:05 pm




Various activities celebrate President Ho Chi Minh’s 120th birth anniversary


QĐND – Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 22:35 (GMT+7)

Provinces and cities nationwide have organized various events to mark the 120th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh on May 19.


** In Ho Chi Minh City, a grand meeting was held to celebrate Uncle Ho’s 120th birth anniversary in presence of Party and State leaders, as well as heroic Vietnamese mothers, heroes of armed forces and war veterans,


Speaking at the meeting, Le Thanh Hai, member of the Party’s Political Bureau and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, highlighted President Ho’s huge contributions to the nation’s revolutionary cause.


Ho Chi Minh City strived to successfully implement the current process of national industrialisation and modernisation and become the nation’s economic hub, he said.


Participants in the event also honoured 212 outstanding individuals and organisations in the movement for “Studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s moral example”.


** Similar events also took place in Hanoi on May 19 to celebrate President Ho’s 120th birthday.


Present at the meeting were Public Security Minister General Le Hong Anh, deputy ministers, senior Party officials and a large number of soldiers and Youth Union members.


General Le Hong Anh recalled memories of Uncle Ho’s life and work. President Ho Chi Minh always paid special attention to police forces and pointed out good characteristics the police needed to have, he said.


** Addressing a meeting in Da Lat city, Lam Dong province on May 19 to mark Uncle Ho’s birthday, Chairman of the Lam Dong provincial People’s Committee, Huynh Duc Hoa, emphasised the morals and intelligence of the talented leader.


President Ho set a bright example for Vietnamese people and international friends, he said.


** Similar events were held on May 19 in other provinces, including Ha Tinh, Tay Ninh, Son La, Da Nang, Tien Giang, Soc Trang, Can Tho, Kien Giang and Ca Mau to celebrate President Ho’s birthday.


The same day, an incense-offering ceremony was held in Lai Chau province to mark President Ho’s birthday and launch a tree-planting movement in his memory.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

New birth control regulations issued

In policies on March 13, 2010 at 4:39 am




New birth control regulations issued


QĐND – Friday, March 12, 2010, 20:27 (GMT+7)

New regulations on birth control amending the Population Ordinance issued by the Government on March 8 will permit seven cases of family circumstance to have three children as opposed to the previous quota of two.


Couples who give birth to triplets, that have a child and give birth to two or more babies during the second birth and those who give birth to a third child after a previous child died or was put up for adoption, will be exempt from birth control penalties.


Those whose one or two children are confirmed by local or central medical examination councils to be disabled or suffer from nonhereditary fatal illnesses will also be permitted to a third baby. The Ministry of Health has issued a list of fatal cases that will be affected by the new decree.


Ethnic groups with a population of less than 10,000 or with a birth rate lower or equal to their death rate will be allowed to have three children. The Government has asked the Ministry of Planning and Investment to publicise the name of those ethnic groups.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

VN achieves 2009 birth rate reduction goal

In Vietnam Society on December 21, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Vietnam’s birth rate in 2009 has fallen to just 1.2 percent, achieving the target set by the National Assembly, the General Office For Population Family Planning said on December 20.








Newborn babies at a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam’s birth rate in 2009 slides to just 1.2 percent, the lowest level in the last decade. (Photo: SGGP)

General Office head Dr. Duong Quoc Trong said it is the biggest success rate of population planning achieved in the last 10 years.


In 2000, the rate was 1.36 percent.


In addition, infant deaths under one year of age fell from 36.7 percent in 2000 to just 15 percent this year.


The human development index (HDI) reached 0.73 points, which is higher than the target set in the population strategy for the phase 2001-2010.


However, the General Office said there is still much to be done in terms of enhancing the overall health of the population and controlling gender imbalances in newborn babies.


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Poor villagers shun birth control

In Uncategorized on September 24, 2008 at 11:08 am

Couples in impoverished Yang Roon Village are being urged to have fewer babies.








Health workers discuss reproductive heathcare and encourage newly married couples to use proper contraception in family planning at a local clinic in central Kon Tum Province. Authorities say the villagers will never rise from poverty unless they have fewer children. — VNA/VNS Photo Huu Oai

KON TUM — Yang Roon Village in Dak Kam Commune will never rise from poverty if its residents continue to shun birth control, say local authorities.


A Per, who has been the head of the village for 32 years, said parents see security in having large families.


“Our village’s name, Yang Roong, in Banar means ‘fed by the God’. Thus, many people think that each day brings its own bread,” said A Per.


The village has 440 residents. Each household averages five family members.


Villager Y Tum has given birth nine times, but just five children are still alive.


The family earns its living from a one-ha farm on which they grow cassava. The husband and wife earn a little extra money by working as casual labourers.


Y Tum said that few children survived to adulthood, so it was necessary to have a large family.


“If I give birth to one child and he or she dies, I will still have others,” she said.


Y Thanh, head of the Yang Roong Village Women’s Union, has three children. She said she was prepared to have more children.


“Though I often talk with other women in the village about family planning and contraceptive measures, like them all, I am still worried about my children dying,” said Y Thanh. “Thus, I am willing to have more children if my husband wants to.”


According to A Per, Yang Roong sits on 600ha of land, but only 30ha is suitable for growing crops.


Villagers have planted just seven hectares of rubber trees and three hectares of rice. The rest of the land is given over to unprofitable cassava production.


“The life of residents depends mostly on agricultural production. Apart from this, they have to work for others to earn a living,” said A Per.


Having more mouths to feed puts a further strain on a family’s finances.


“This is a headache for us. If residents continue to have more children, the village can never escape poverty,” he said.


Nguyen Thi Thuan, chairwoman of the Dak Kam Commune Women’s Union, said authorities should do more to reduce the village’s birth rate.


“Communication campaigns need to be carried out more effectively,” she said.


According to Thuan, the Yang Roong Village Women’s Union has 77 members, yet just 28 use regular contraception.


“Campaigns must help residents understand that having lots of children can badly affect their life quality. Only by doing that will they change their opinions on family planning,” she said. —