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According to ILC-BR President Alexandre Kalache addressing inequalities is essential to reap benefits of longevity revolution

On July 19th, Alexandre Kalache participated in a session on technologies and international examples of ageing in place during the Healthy Aging Summit in Washington. The Summit was organised by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Kalache emphasized the importance of reducing inequalities to take real advantage of the longevity revolution, referring to the huge and growing inequalities in Brazil and the USA.  

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