ANGOP - Angola Press News AgencyANGOP - Angola Press News Agency

Go to homepage
Luanda

Max:

Min:

Home » News » Society

Sat, 27 Oct 2018 11:13 - Updated Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:42

Angola reaches 6.2 children per woman fertility rate

Luanda - The country has a total fertility rate of 6.2 children per woman, the highest being in rural areas with a rate of 8.2 children per woman.

Send by email

To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send

Correct

To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send

1 / 1

Florbela Fernandes, UNFPA representative in Angola

Photo: Francisco Miúdo

minister of Economy and Planning, Pedro Luís da Fonseca

Photo: Francisco Miúdo

These data are part of the World Population Situation Report/2018, presented last Friday, in Luanda, by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which points to sub-Saharan Africa with fertility rates of four or more births per woman.

The UNFPA representative in Angola, Florbela Fernandes, said that currently 671 million women living in developing countries choose to use modern contraceptive methods, another 214 million women in the same context are at risk of pregnancy, because their reproductive choices are limited by the lack of modern contraceptive methods.

As a result, in much of the developing world women continue to have more children than they want.

In addition to the presentation of the World Population Situation Report /2018, the National Statistics Office (INE) also presented the reports on "Population growth trends, young men and women in Angola", which contains data on the evolution of the Angolan population from 1940 to 2014.

On the other hand the minister of Economy and Planning, Pedro Luís da Fonseca, said that the intervention of the State, through the prerogative of redistribution of income through the budget, mainly aimed at preventing the deterioration of the "function of development", seeks to correct defects in resources allocation and reallocation.

Currently, the world population is estimated at 7.6 billion people.

Tags Sociedade  

Read also
  • 28/01/2019 11:20:57

    Pope calls for fierce combat against child violence

    Panama - Pope Francis appealed on Sunday in Panama the need for strengthening and continuous moralization of society, aimed at combating various forms of violence against children, for they are innocent and defenseless.

  • 26/01/2019 13:29:09

    Governor calls for improvement of Bolongongo roads

    Bolongongo - The governor of Cuanza Norte province, Adriano Mendes de Carvalho, announced last Thursday that construction work is under way to improve the roads to the municipality of Bolongongo, 150 kilometers from Ndalatando.

  • 23/01/2019 16:58:41

    Governor of Moxico wants modern administration

    Luena - The members of the provincial government of Moxico, on Wednesday, were advised in Luena to be guided by a modern administration, based on organized, participative, shared and dynamic governance, where communication and consultation are fundamental.

  • 22/01/2019 19:12:15

    Elderly man found dead home in Quilengues

    Quilengues - A 77-year-old man was found dead inside his home in the municipality of Quilengues in southern Huila Province, said Tuesday Inocencio Hungulo a spokesman for the Civil Protection and Fire Brigade Command in Huíla.