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Thailand has become ‘An Aging Society’ with aging population of nearly 10 million

BANGKOK, 1 October 2014 (NNT) – Dr. Narong Sahamethapat, the Permanent Secretary for Public Health has urged all sectors to realize the importance of elderly care, in his speech to mark the International Day of Older Persons on 1st October. … Continue reading

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Investing in Young People – World Population Day, 11 July 2104

Inter-Governmental Alliance, Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is Urging Its 26 Member Countries to Invest More in Young Population for Sustainable Development “Investing in Young People” is the theme of the World Population Day this year. Partners in Population … Continue reading

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New Kenyan Population Policy a Model for Other Countries

(March 2014) In 2012, the government of Kenya passed a landmark policy to manage its rapid population growth. The new population policy aims to reduce the number of children a woman has over her lifetime from 5 in 2009 to … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Population Boom Unsustainable, Experts Warn

Jakarta. When the National Population and Family Planning Board, or BKKBN, held its annual meeting on Monday, there was a palpable tension in the room. The BKKBN’s partners — such as the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) and Muslimat NU, the … Continue reading

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UN report on adolescent pregnancy

Every day, 20,000 girls below age 18 give birth in developing countries. Nine in 10 of these births occur within marriage or a union. Girls under 15 account for 2 million of the annual total of 7.3 million new adolescent … Continue reading

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The National Food Security Bill (2013) of India: Women and the poorest of the poor are the winners

Dr. Joe Thomas * The National Food Security Bill, 2013 is a bill enacted by the Indian parliament to provide for subsidised  food  and nutritional security to the people,  in human life cycle approach, by ensuring access to adequate quaintly … Continue reading

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Capturing the Demographic Dividend in Pakistan

Edited by Zeba A. Sathar, Rabbi Royan,  and John Bongaarts A pdf version of the book is available at the  following url http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/books/2013_PakistanDividend.asp According to Prof. David Bloom, this book brings together many ideas that have been discussed for some … Continue reading

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