300 ba­bies born monthly in Van­u­atu

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Port Vila: Van­u­atu’s pop­u­la­tion growth rate cur­rently stands at 2.4 per cent.

Min­is­ter for Health, Daniel Toara, cited some fig­ures in the first Ex­tra­or­di­nary Ses­sion of Par­lia­ment which he de­scribed as ‘alarm­ing’ and called for a con­certed ef­fort to tackle the high birth rate.

“In 2015 (a to­tal of) 8500 ba­bies were born; at the Vila Cen­tral Hospital (VCH) alone 3000 ba­bies were born and monthly 300 ba­bies are born. It is alarm­ing. All of us need to work on this.”

Min­is­ter Toara also said sta­tis­tics shows that there are more fe­males than males. Van­u­atu Daily Post

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