Double think and double talk
World Health Forum
The public health debate on population growth and child mortality continues, fuelled by the hypothesis that in allowing more children to survive until reproductive age, programmes such as the Diarrhoeal Diseases Control Programme of the World Health Organization contribute to long-term human misery by overburdening the carrying capacity of the planet. A significant part of the solution put forward is to withhold public health services to children in developing countries. This argument is here refuted on socioeconomic, ethical and humanitarian grounds. An alternative approach is offered, which takes into account the economic and social obligations of the industrialized nations.
Claeson, M., Hogan, R., Torres, A., & Waldman, R. (1994). Double think and double talk. World Health Forum, 15 (4). Retrieved from https://hsrc.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/sphhs_global_facpubs/1789