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Symbolic ‘eight-billionth baby’ born in Philippines

Nov 15, 2022 04:40 PM IST

World Population: Philippines' commission on population and development shared photos of the baby girl and her mother on Facebook.

Born in Tondo, Manilla, a baby girl is being deemed as the symbolic eighth billion person in the world. As Vinice Mabansag was born at Dr Jose Fabella memorial hospital at 1:29 am (local time), her birth was celebrated by the Philippines' commission on population and development which shared photos of the baby girl and her mother on Facebook.

World Population: A baby girl is being deemed as the symbolic eighth billion person in the world.
World Population: A baby girl is being deemed as the symbolic eighth billion person in the world.

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"The world has reached another population milestone after a baby girl born in Tondo, Manila was chosen to symbolically mark the eight billionth person in the world," the Philippines' commission on population and development said in another Facebook post.

"Baby Vinice was welcomed on Nov. 15 by nurses at Dr Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital as well as representatives from the Commission on Population and Development," it further informed.

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The United Nations said that the world reached a milestone of 8 billion people saying that there have been major improvements in public health that have lowered the risk of death and increased life expectancy. UN also called this an important moment to look beyond the numbers and meet shared responsibility to protect people and the planet.

"8 billion hopes. 8 billion dreams. 8 billion possibilities. Our planet is now home to 8 billion people," the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) tweeted.

Globally, it has taken 12 years for one billion people to be added to the global population. The UN report also said that India is predicted to overtake China as the world's most populous country next year.

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