KATHMANDU: The World Population Day is being observed with the slogan ‘Universal access to Reproductive Health’ in Nepal on Wednesday.
As it falls on July 11, the day is being observed worldwide to create awareness about reproductive health among the people.
Prime Baburam Bhattarai has called on all the sectors to extend help in creating environment conducive for all the people to have easy access to reproductive health issuing a statement issued today.
According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), reproductive health problems remain the leading cause of ill health and death for women of childbearing age worldwide. Some 222 million women who would like to avoid or delay pregnancy lack access to effective family planning. Similarly, nearly 800 women die every day in the process of giving life.
About 1.8 billion young people are entering their reproductive years, often without the knowledge, skills and services they need to protect themselves, the UNFPA stated.
The world population has reached more than 7 billion while there are more than 26 million people in Nepal alone.
Population growth rate: 1.1% per year.
Number of new people: 2.441 per second (or one each 0.41 seconds)
210,928 per day
76,988,670 per year
We are currently adding over 75 million new people per year.