Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Our good friend and Elder Law superstar Dick Kaplan sent me a note about the 2014 lecture that was held on March 3, 2014. Professor Lawrence O. Gostin from Georgetown Law spoke on Governing for Health as the World Grows Older: Challenges and Opportunities for Healthy Lifespans in Aging Societies." The website offers this description of his presentation:
The challenge of global aging is significant and universal. Almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60, and by 2050, 2 billion people—over 20% of the world’s population—will be 60 or older. Today, almost two in three people over 60 live in developing countries, and by 2050, nearly four in five of those over 60 will live in the developing world. In the coming decades, the shift to an older demographic will be a fundamentally important dynamic for global health and must shape the way the international community works towards the goal of addressing health disparities within and across societies.
Professor Gostin's new book on Global Health Law was released on the same day as the lecture.