Health and care

Older people are living longer and global population ageing will provide major health challenges in the 21st century.

We're working to improve older people's health and help health providers face the challenges of global ageing.

Health and care policy

We're urging healthcare providers to be prepared for the challenges that global ageing brings, and to improve healthcare for older people.

Non-communicable diseases

An older woman in Kyrgyzstan is tested for diabetes Non-communicable diseases are considered "diseases of affluence", but 80% of deaths from NCDs are in low- and middle-income countries. Find out how older people are affected.

Age Demands Action on Health

65-year-old Epefania receives treatment during the HelpAge-COSE health assessment.

On World Health Day, 7 April, older people call on governments for access to age-friendly health services. And you can support them! 

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