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National action month on population launched

Update: December, 07/2013 - 09:02
HA NOI (VNS)  — This year's National Action Month on Population has begun in Ha Noi, under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The event, spearheaded by the Ministry's General Department of Population and Family Planning, will take place in December under the theme "Ageing population – Challenges in looking after the elderly." The month-long event will feature a number of activities to promote care for elderly population and ensure access to social security.

Of note, will be the establishment of a geriatric system, nursing homes, health care services and a social allowance for the elderly, particularly those in poor remote areas. — VNS



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