Strengthening active and healthy ageing
This World Health Assembly resolution reports on WHO's policy framework on ageing, which has helped to shape ageing policies at national and regional levels.
This framework focuses on an integrated approach to ageing through community-based primary health care, and has helped to shape ageing policies at national and regional levels and to direct academic research on ageing. It has also influenced the practical application of policies at community level. The first phase has seen implementation in 18 developing countries including Botswana, Chile, China, Jamaica, Lebanon and Sri Lanka. Other emerging issues that require urgent responses are older people and HIV/AIDS; older abuse and the gender dimension of ageing and health.
World Health Assembly resolution
WHA58.16 - Strengthening active and healthy ageing [pdf 18kb]
WHO Secretariat Report - International Plan of Action on Ageing: report on implementation
Report by the Secretariat document A58/19 [pdf 28kb]
Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion (CHP)
Health topics: ageing
Ageing and life course