ANGOP - Angola Press News AgencyANGOP - Angola Press News Agency

Go to homepage



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


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
  • 05/11/2018 14:59:10

    Deputy Governor highlights regulatory role of "Operation Rescue"

    Luanda - The Deputy Governor of Luanda, Julio Bessa, highlighted Sunday the regulatory and pedagogical role of ?Operation Rescue?, which is supposed to start soon in the province.

  • 03/11/2018 10:40:08

    Cuanza Norte announces policies to support journalistic activity

    Ndalatando - The government of the northern Cuanza Norte province has announced measures to boost local initiatives aimed at acknowledging the activity of Media professionals.

  • 31/10/2018 19:00:31

    Multi-sector commission creates Kilamba water drainage system

    Luanda - Multi-sector Commission wants an urgent construction of a temporary wastewater and rainwater drainage system from the Kilamba city, Luanda province, to drain rain water that has flooded roads in recent days.

  • 30/10/2018 17:39:48

    Governor pledges support to media bodies

    Saurimo - The provincial governor of Lunda Sul, Daniel Félix Neto, assured on Tuesday in this city, to support the Social Communication organs and their professionals in meeting the difficulties that affect their good performance in the short, medium and long term with a view to making the activity of informing and training more and more close to the citizens.