An elderly man and a child at Yue Kwong Chuen estate in Aberdeen in May 2018. Hong Kong has one of the lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy rates in the world. Photo: Nora Tam
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Hong Kong’s ageing society is prone to ‘rich-person’s diseases’ but help is on the way

Bernard Chan says cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory problems are the major causes of death in Hong Kong and linked to the ageing population. The government’s ‘Towards 2025’ action plan is taking steps to address this

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An elderly man and a child at Yue Kwong Chuen estate in Aberdeen in May 2018. Hong Kong has one of the lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy rates in the world. Photo: Nora Tam
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