Ageing and life-course

Mid-term progress on the Global strategy


Since the Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health was adopted in May 2016, the World Health Organization and its Member States have been converting the plan into action. To assess the progress that has been made in implementing this strategy, WHO collected data on 10 indicators from countries and regions. This information was used to develop a mid-term progress report that was presented at the Seventy-first World Health Assembly in May 2018, as requested by WHO’s 194 Member States.

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Focal points

112countries have a national focal point on ageing and health

More about focal points
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45%of countries have a national policy on ageing and health

Details on policies
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88countries have national legislation & enforcement mechanisms against age-based discrimination

About legislation and enforcement
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