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How can societies meet the health, policy and economic challenges of global population ageing?

One in nine people in the world is 60 or older and this is expected to rise to one in five people by 2050. A globally ageing population and the associated demographic changes have wide-ranging implications for health systems, medical priorities, economic policies, and labour and consumer markets.

The certainty of global population ageing demands greater action, innovation, and a long-term approach from policymakers, health and medical professionals as well as businesses. This conference will address critical questions, including:

  • Are current health, public policy and economic responses to global ageing adequate?
  • How can health systems develop sustainable strategies to support an ageing global population?
  • How can the challenge of managing chronic conditions be met and at what cost?
  • How can societies address the financial impact of ageing populations?
  • Are businesses reacting quickly enough to an ageing workforce and consumer base?

Keynote speakers at this event include Dr Babatunde Osotimehin (Executive Director, UN Population Fund; Under-Secretary-General, United Nations), Laurence Rossignol (Minister of State for the Family, Elderly People and Adult Care, France), Simon Stevens (Chief Executive, NHS England).

We are delighted that Dr Alexandre Kalache, Co-President of the ILC Global Alliance, will be chairing the second session on Monday 9th February, focussing on Establishing Health Priorities for Ageing Populations.

For more information about the conference, and to register to attend, please click here.

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In July, Dr Alex Kalache, President of ILC-Brazil and Co-President of the Global Alliance, participated in a debate with Dr Anne Karpf, author of 'How to Age' and Prof Lynda Gratton, author of 'The 100 Year Life' for the BBC World Service.

On June 28, 2017, Senior Planet in New York held an all-day session titled “Hack Aging.” The event, designed by Debbie Galant, was attended by approximately 80 persons. Muriel Beach led a group focused on the problem of negative concepts of aging (which Dr. Robert Butler called ageism) and won the First Place for the group and a special award, “Personality Plus” for herself.

Aging 2.0 brought together a number of start-ups, investors and experts on ageing at its Americas Summit in Toronto.

Foundation Oportunidad Mayor launches Valdivia as a Chilean centre for gerontology. Dr. Alex Kalache delivered the keynote of the event.

ILC-Brazil participates in World Bank Workshop on “Population Aging and the organization of health and social care in Brazil”

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