Within the current century (1950-2050) there will be a 26-fold worldwide increase in the number of people aged 80 and above (from 14 million to 379 million) making them the fastest growing population sub group.
The International Longevity Centre Global Alliance (ILC Global Alliance) is a multinational consortium consisting of member organizations.
The mission of the ILC Global Alliance is to help societies to address longevity and population ageing in positive and productive ways, typically using a life course approach, highlighting older people's productivity and contributions to family and society as a whole. The Alliance partners carry out the mission through developing ideas, undertaking research and creating fora for debate and action, in which older people are key stakeholders.
The ILC Alliance currently includes centres in the United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, the Dominican Republic, India, South Africa, Argentina, The Netherlands, Israel, Singapore, Czech Republic, China and Brazil. These centres work both autonomously and collaboratively to study how greater life expectancy and increased proportions of older people impact nations around the world and seek offer solutions to effects of the impact.
The ILC Global Alliance is currently working on the production of a joint circular on intergenerational relationships to provide specific country perspectives on the topic. The paper will be available on the website shortly.
Current societal and financial challenges are demanding a revision of how health budgets are spent with a view to increasing both savings and sustainability.
In 2011 the International Longevity Centre – UK along with a host of leading European public health advocates formed SAATI – the Supporting Active Ageing Through Immunisation partnership.