Why health systems must change: addressing the needs of ageing populations in low- and middle-income countries

The world’s population is ageing rapidly, with the over-60 population growing fastest. Since 2000, there have been more people aged 60 or over than children under 5. A rapidly ageing population presents large and unique challenges. This briefing discusses the results of pilot healthcare programmes in four countries, Cambodia, Mozambique, Peru and Tanzania. The findings… Read more




World report on ageing and health

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. 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… Read more




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