World Health Organisation’s new global target & focus on healthy aging

The WHO is under pressure to commit more work and focus on healthy aging. A representative and data-backed call was expressed by the paper published in Aging and Disease, called Aging Health and R&D for Healthy Longevity Must Be Included into the WHO Work Program It looks like the WHO has listened as according to John Beard, Director of Ageing and Life Course at the WHO, the new draft work program gives a focus to the issue and names a related global target for the first time: Reduce the number of 65+ year olds who are care dependent by 15 million. See tweet below. Keep an eye out for updates on the WHO webpage.