Following the release of the World Report on Ageing and Health, the World Health Assembly adopted in May 2016 a strategy establishing a framework for action with two goals:

  • Five years of evidence-based action to maximize functional ability that reaches every person; and
  • by 2020, establish evidence and partnerships necessary to support a Decade of Healthy Ageing from 2020 to 2030.

Five strategic objectives have been agreed to support the goals and their implementation:

  • Commitment to action on Healthy Ageing in every country;
  • Developing age-friendly environments;
  • Aligning health systems to the needs of older populations;
  • Developing sustainable and equitable systems for providing long-term care (home, communities, institutions); and
  • Improving measurement, monitoring and research on Healthy Ageing.

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