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UNFPA, KOICA extend support to victims of violence in Vietnam

Anh Duong House provides a wide range of services, including health care, psychological support, counseling, social welfare services, emergency shelters, police protection, legal and justice services, and referrals for GBV survivors.

UN report reveals advances in Vietnam's reproductive health

Vietnam has made significant progress in improving sexual and reproductive health over the past 20 years but disparities and inequalities still remain.

Gender stereotypes changing in Vietnam: UNFPA Representative

According to the UNFPA Representative, Vietnam is a signatory to international instruments on gender equality, women’s rights, and women’s empowerment.

UNDP, UNFPA pledge to help Vietnam in post-pandemic recovery

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dang Hoang Giang yesterday held separate talks with UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen, and the UNFPA Representative in Vietnam Naomi Kitahara.

UNFPA announces new Country Programme for Vietnam

The Executive Board of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has approved the 10th Country Programme for Vietnam in the amount of $26.5 million to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Results in from largest-ever survey on women and children in Vietnam

The results from Vietnam largest ever survey have painted a clearer picture of the lives of children and women in the country, touching on issues such as maternal health, education, equality and domestic violence. 

UNFPA supports Vietnam’s efforts against domestic violence

Naomi Kitahara, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Vietnam, has called for joint efforts to ensure that all women and children in Vietnam.

UNFPA continues to help Vietnam improve civil registration, vital statistics

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Vietnam and Vital Strategies on August 9 signed an agreement to continue supporting the Vietnamese Government’s efforts to improve civil registration and vital statistics.

Ministry of Home Affairs presents insignia to UNFPA Representative

The Ministry of Home Affairs on August 19 presented a “For the cause of the State organisation sector” insignia to Astrid Bant, the UNFPA’s Representative in Vietnam, in recognition of her contributions during her tenure in Vietnam.

UNFPA, US pharma firm partner to roll out HPV vaccination in Vietnam

UNFPA and the US-based pharmaceutical company Merc Sharp & Dohme will join hands to support the Ministry of Health to roll out the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme in Vietnam from 2019 – 2021.


National action plan on prevention, control of cervical cancer launched

The Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) jointly launched The National Action Plan on Prevention and Control of Cervical Cancer in Viet Nam for the period from 2016 to 2025

Vietnam looks to closer ties with UNDP, UNFPA

Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung has expressed Vietnam’s wishes to solidify cooperation with the UNDP and the UNFPA at the two organisations’ meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, the US. 

Sexual health education to be launched at vocational schools

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the United Nations Population Funds published materials for educating sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention at vocational schools nationwide in Hanoi

Quality of contraceptives in VN comes into question

 VietNamNet Bridge – While the free market for contraceptive products and reproductive health commodities in Viet Nam is growing to meet increasing demand, its safety and quality remains questionable.

Population policy to shift

 VietNamNet Bridge – It is time for Viet Nam to shift its population policy's focus from birth control to a more holistic integration of population variables in development planning,

VN faces prospect of an ageing population

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam should take advantage of its current "golden population" consisting of a high percentage of young people, as the country will enter an ageing phase soon,

Condoms in Vietnam fail to meet safety standards

 VietNamNet Bridge – More than a quarter of the 170 million condoms sold each year in Viet Nam are of substandard quality, according to a study conducted by British company Crown Agents.

Teen pregnancy rate remains high due to lack of contraception

VietNamNet Bridge – More than a third of young Vietnamese still lack access to the contraception they need, as a result, the rates of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions are still high amongst young girls.

UNFPA slogan on safe sex misunderstood

 VietNamNet Bridge – Not being fully printed, the UNFPA slogan in Vietnamese (Girls don’t get themselves pregnant. Boys and men must become part of the solution) was misunderstood by many people.

Vietnam faces rapid population aging

Experts have warned that the transitional period from an aging population to an aged population in Vietnam will be about 18-20 years, much shorter than in other countries such as France, Sweden, the US and Japan.