The United Nations Funds for Population Activities (UNFPA) is in the process of designing and implementing a comprehensive population programme for India. They will allocate US $100 million for the project. UNFPA's decision to invest in reproductive health complements the governments efforts to operationalise the Reproductive and Child Health approach which has been initiated to replace the earlier target-oriented family welfare programme. The package is to be implemented over a period of five years starting from January 1997 and will support the Integrated Population and Development Projects in 40 districts spread over six states, to improve the reproductive health of men, women and children and contribute to the early stabilisation of India's population.
China and the United Funds for Population Activities (UNFPA) will jointly launch a programme focusing on improving reproductive health and family control in rural China. The project which is scheduled to be completed by the year 2000, will include 32 countries in 22 provinces, many of them populous areas in central and western China. UNFPA will grant US $14 million to finance the project. The joint project is one of China's responses to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, said an official with the State Family Planning Commission.
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