We invite you to submit your workshop proposal to create discussions and promote new ways of approaching either of the four tracks of the upcoming AAL Forum in Trieste. Workshops should be interactive and motivational sessions and follow the below described thematic areas dedicated to the upcoming Decade of Healthy Ageing.     The AAL Forum …

by Heather Smith

In view of the unprecedented global impact of COVID-19 on the health and wellbeing of older people, the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities (WHO GNAFCC) is seeking support to help improve the COVID-19 response to older people by:  identifying where the greatest needs are in your communities for information, guidance and practical examples : https://extranet.who.int/dataform/779739?lang=en sharing …

by Heather Smith

WHO is launching a messaging service with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it. From government leaders to health workers and family and friends, …

by Heather Smith

Throughout their lives, people often need different types of health or social care services from multiple professionals such as nurses, social workers and doctors. However, these services are not always properly aligned. These services therefore have to be coordinated around people’s needs. In policy terms, this is called ‘integrated health services’. The World Health Organization, …

by Heather Smith

International Day of Older Persons GENEVA — On the International Day of Older Persons – 1 October – the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching  a package of tools, including a digital application to help health and social workers provide better care for older people. The innovative interactive digital application known as WHO ICOPE Handbook App provides …

by Heather Smith

How can countries in the Region design and invest in digital innovations that strengthen health systems to achieve better health for all? More than 300 decision-makers, policy experts and researchers from 50 countries gathered at the WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems on 6–8 February 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss the …

by Heather Smith

Air pollution, obesity and vaccine hesitancy are three of the global health threats the World Health Organization has pledged to make a priority in 2019. In a belated set of new year resolutions WHO has listed the 10 greatest health threats the world faces and sets out how it will tackle them over the next 12 months. The …

by Matt Grek