World Health Day 2012 – Active ageing: Good health adds life to years
On 7 April 2012, World Health Day, activities and campaigns throughout the world focus on ageing and health, raising awareness of what individuals and governments can do to promote active and healthy ageing.
The median age of the global population is steadily rising, with the number of people aged 60 years and more expected to triple between 2000 and 2050. In the WHO European Region, average life expectancy in many countries already exceeds 80 years for women and 75 for men. This unprecedented achievement offers both opportunities and challenges for individuals, their families and society.