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Contributor to the World Health Organisation's 'World Report on Ageing and Health'

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DatePublished - 2015
PublisherWorld Health Organisation (WHO)
TypeContribution to WHO report
Place of PublicationGeneva
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)978 92 4 156504 2 , 978 92 4 069479 8
ISBN (Electronic)978 92 4 069481 1

Abstract

Martin Webber's contribution:
The report benefited from the rich inputs of a number of experts and academics.
It was also informed by many individuals from various institutions who provided
background papers, which were coordinated by Catherine d’Arcangues. Their
names are listed as contributors.

The report:
The ageing of populations is rapidly accelerating worldwide. For the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their 60s and beyond. The consequences for health, health systems, their workforce and budgets
are profound.
The World report on ageing and health responds to these challenges by recommending equally profound changes in the way health policies for ageing
populations are formulated and services are provided. As the foundation for its
recommendations, the report looks at what the latest evidence has to say about the ageing process, noting that many common perceptions and assumptions about older people are based on outdated stereotypes.

    Research areas

  • ageing, health, POPULATION

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