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>slow FP pace threat to attaining 5th MDG: TFR still 2.7pc

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>THE on-going slow pace of family planning programme has made it hard to attain the fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG), which aims at reducing the (TFR) to 2.2 percent by 2010. (Full article)
The TFR, which was 3.4 percent in 1993-94 and 3.3 percent during 1996-2000, came down to 2.7 percent in 2007, according to the Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey 2007.
But the family planning programme, which is completely dependent on donors and a major factor in reducing the TFR, has been showing a sluggish achievement for some time, creating uncertainty in achieving MDG-5, experts said.
Failure in management at all levels of the programme has only added to that uncertainty.
According to Wikipedia, the TFR of a population is the average number of children to be born to a woman over her lifetime if she were to experience the exact current age-specific fertility rates through her lifetime and survive from birth through the end of her reproductive life. It is obtained by summing the single-year age-specific rates at a given time.


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