30 September 2015 – WHO World Report on Ageing and Health
On behalf of the Secretary General of the IFA, I am writing to inform you that the World Health Organization (WHO) has just launched the World Report on Ageing and Health. For the first time in this 260 paged report, evidence on a global basis has been comprehensively and carefully analysed to inform a new paradigm on healthy ageing, where a person is not defined nor stereotyped by a specific level of functioning or health.
The IFA urges all stakeholders, across sectors and across disciplines, to stand behind this ground breaking report and help connect and create networks to drive innovation and change toward sustainable and purposeful outcomes for future generations. The underlying principles of human rights, equity and non-discrimination and social cohesion between generations are the foundation stones for the future WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health.