Ageing and life-course

Publications on ageing and life course


Towards long-term care systems in sub-Saharan Africa

The first report in the new WHO series on long-term care provides an overview of long-term care in sub-Saharan Africa. Long-term care in almost all settings is left to families, predominantly women, with significant health and economic costs. The report points to practical next steps that countries can take to establish sustainable and equitable systems of long-term care and create a care-economy.

WHO Guidelines on Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE)

Integrated care for older people requires a transformation in the way health systems are designed and operate. Services need to be oriented around and responsive to the diverse needs of older people. These evidence-based guidelines propose changes to the way in which health care professionals, working in these services, can prevent, slow or reverse declines in the physical and mental capacity of older people.

World report on ageing and health

This report 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.

Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health 2016-2020

This Strategy, formulated in consultation with Member States and expert groups, focuses on five strategic objectives and is a significant step forward in establishing a framework for achieving the vision that all people can live long and healthy lives.

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