April 7 marks the WHO World Health Day with a focus on healthy ageing.
On April 3, Jean Claude Mbanya, President of IDF addressed the World Health Day Forum, in Melbourne, on the opportunities and challenges facing our ageing population.
"We are now living in what has been heralded ‘the century of ageing’, with life expectancy soaring worldwide.
In 1950, when IDF was founded, the average life expectancy was 48 years old. Today, it reaches nearly 70.