June 16, 2020

Introducing the WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing and the AAL Forum 2021

While most people are becoming aware of the demographic shift that is taking place and the accelerated ageing within our society, not all are well informed about the inequities related to healthy ageing or the disparities that exist within and between populations. To demonstrate that good health in older age is not evenly distributed it is sufficient to note the staggering 31 years difference in healthy life expectancy at birth between countries To address this challenge the World health Organisation (WHO) recently published its plan for the Decade of Healthy Ageing to improve the lives of older people, their families and their communities worldwide. Focusing on the second half of life, the plan outlines key principles, strategies and actions that...
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