WHO celebrates birthday, commemorates World Health Day with focus on healthy aging

Published on April 10, 2012 at 5:56 AM · No Comments

The WHO on April 7 celebrated the founding of the organization in 1948 and World Health Day, "by focusing on aging, including a host of events, research and information under the theme, 'Good health adds life to years,'" CNN reports (4/7). "Contrary to common perceptions, the WHO reports by 2050, 80 percent of the world's older people will be living in low-and middle-income countries -- not in the wealthier nations," and "a new analysis shows the key reasons for ill health in older people are from non-communicable diseases," VOA News writes (Schlein, 4/7).

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