Ageing and life-course

World report on ageing and health

Illustration from the cover of the World report on ageing and health
Rose Wiley

30 September 2015 -- Comprehensive public health action on population ageing is urgently needed. This will require fundamental shifts, not just in the things we do, but in how we think about ageing itself. The World report on ageing and health outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. Making these investments will have valuable social and economic returns, both in terms of health and wellbeing of older people and in enabling their on-going participation in society.

Populations are getting older

Speed of population ageing

Populations live on average 20 years longer than 50 years ago