Global Strategy and Action Plan on Health and Ageing

WHO, 2015.
For the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their 60s and beyond. By 2050, 1 in 5 people will be 60 years or older. A longer life brings great opportunities. Yet the extent to which we as individuals, and society more broadly, can benefit from these extra years depends heavily on one key factor: health. Evidence suggests that older people are not experiencing better health than previous generations, and that those who have experienced disadvantage across their lifetime have a higher risk of poor health. Implementing the strategy will help all older people continue to do the things that they value.

The vision of the Strategy is a world in which everyone can live a long and healthy life. Over the next five years, goals include implementing existing evidence to maximize functional ability, lling the evidence gaps and establishing partnerships to ensure a Decade of Healthy Ageing from 2020 – 2030. The strategy will be achieved through a focus on five strategic objectives. The Strategy’s implementation should be underpinned by the following principles: human rights, equity, equality and non-discrimination (particularly on the basis of age), gender equality, and intergenerational solidarity.

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