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A United Nations-backed meeting on the social, health and economic consequences of population ageing would start in Bangkok, Thailand in July, 2007. The two-day seminar is being held by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), in collaboration with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Population ageing, due to declining fertility and increasing longevity, has increasingly come to pose a challenge to the Asia-Pacific region, with the number of older persons in the area to grow rapidly, surging from 410 million in 2007 to 733 million in 2025 to an expected 1.3 billion in 2050.
A new World Bank report titled Population Issues in the 21st Century: The Role of the World Bank, released recently warns that poor countries, wealthy donors, and aid agencies are losing sight of the value of contraception, family planning, and other reproductive health programs so as to boost economic growth, and reduce high birth rates which are strongly linked with endemic poverty, poor education, and high numbers of maternal and infant deaths.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) while speaking about the World Population Day, has called for greater participation by men in maternal health to reduce the number of women who die each day in childbirth and to ensure safe motherhood.
The world population will see a likely increase of 2.5 billion over the next 43 years, by moving from 6.7 billion currently to 9.2 billion in 2050.
The World Bank has released a new five-year plan to help poor countries reduce their high fertility rates and prevent the widespread deaths of their mothers and children.
[This article was published in the March 2008 issue of the eHEALTH Magazine (https://www.ehealthonline.org)]
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