Debate Arises Over Draft SDG On Reducing ‘Premature Mortality’

NPR: A New U.N. Health Goal Targets Folks 69 And Under. Ageism Or Realism?
“…At least one SDG is turning out to be a bit controversial. This particular goal calls for a reduction in ‘premature mortality’ from non-communicable diseases like cancer, stroke, and dementia by half in people younger than 50 and by a third among people from 50 to 69. … Last week, British researchers wrote a letter in the The Lancet, accusing the ‘premature mortality’ SDG of being ‘ageist’…” (Silver, 6/3).

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