Ageing and Life Course

Good health adds life to years

Global brief for World Health Day 2012

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Publication details

Editors: WHO
Number of pages: 28
Publication date: April 2012
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/DCO/WHD/2012.2

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Overview

This global brief looks at existing health data and draws on some exciting new work to help us better understand the needs of older people and identify actions we can all take. There are sections covering key points, the demographics of ageing, the epidemiology of population ageing, taking action on ageing and health, and recommended reading.