Healthy ageing

The population in the WHO European Region is ageing rapidly: its median age is already the highest in the world, and the proportion of people aged 65 and older is forecast to increase from 14% in 2010 to 25% in 2050. People in nearly every part of the Region are living longer, but their chances of spending these later years in good health and well-being vary within and between countries.

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Long-term care services in focus in the Russian Federation

A coordinating working group for long-term care in the Russian Federation was established in close cooperation with WHO on 27–28 November 2019 at a meeting in Moscow. The working group will support the development of the national long-term care system by providing an exchange platform for key experts and decision-makers in the field.

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Age-friendly environments in Europe (AFEE)

The Age-friendly environments in Europe (AFEE) project is an important contribution of the European Commission and the WHO Regional Office for Europe to step up work with cities and communities towards policies for age-friendly environments in Europe

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