Strategic framework on healthy ageing in the Region
AbstractThe working paper provides a brief overview of the situation with regard to healthy ageing in the Member States of the WHO South-East Asia (SEA) Region. It indicates the gradual increase in the proportion of population aged 60 years and more in most countries of the Region, and how this increase will affect the social and health services in Member States. The working paper then mentions the general features and components of the regional strategic framework on healthy ageing in the Region. It concludes by identifying a range of supportive actions from Member States with regard to healthy ageing in the Region: to increase political commitment for the promotion of healthy ageing; to develop or review the current interventions addressing the ageing issue and relate this to the regional strategic framework on healthy ageing; to scale up activities for establishing a national policy on ageing; to strengthen the existing national authority responsible for extending support to healthy ageing; and to continue to support the existing mechanisms for collaboration with other sectors of the government and interested stakeholders involved in healthy ageing-related interventions. The attached working paper (Doc. SEA/RC63/12) is submitted to the High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting for its review and recommendations. The recommendations made by the HLP Meeting will be submitted to the Sixty-third Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Strategic framework on healthy ageing in the Region. New Delhi: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/127769. License: World Health Organization