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The World's Health Ministers: Cut Premature Deaths By 25 Percent

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WHO Target 2025

WHO, or the World Health Organization, has said that the world's health ministers have made a pact to cut premature deaths from chronic illnesses by 25% by 2025.

This means things like heart disease, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory illnesses!

They're the biggest killer globally, which is frightening — and they account for 36 million deaths a year. Which is 63 percent of all mortality, and one-quarter of premature deaths under the age of 60.

Take those facts and roll them around in your head for a while. Almost all of it is preventable!

They're going to target the four main risk factors, namely tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.

One problem, though, is that they didn't really set specific guidelines on how to do this. Though, there was talk of reducing salt and tobacco consumption by 30% by 2025.

We expect to see some of those specifics by October, they say!

Good! We are SO glad something is being done and that we're on target!

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