Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing dinner debate

Date: Thursday, 26 March 2020
Time: 7.00 (for 7.30) 9.30pm
Location: Westminster 

The ILC and Age International will be hosting a high level dinner debate on the Decade of Healthy Ageing with a select group of industry and policy experts.

Across the world, people are living longer. But the gap between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy is considerable. Research by ILC-UK has found that in 2017 alone, across better-off countries 27.1 million years were lived with disability due to largely preventable diseases. This is affecting all parts of the globe, with people over 65 being the fastest-growing age group.

There is already a consensus that preventing disease and limiting long-term impairment in later life is both good for our individual health and wellbeing and plays an important role for the economy. But translating that consensus into sustained action can be challenging.

The WHO’s Decade of Healthy Ageing, which will be launched at the 73rd World Health Assembly this May, will be an opportunity for governments, civil society and the private sector to come together for ten years of concerted, catalytic and collaborative action to ensure that we are living longer, healthier lives in a way that benefits all in society.

This dinner debate will be an opportunity to discuss:

  • Priorities for the Decade of Healthy Ageing;
  • How the UK’s commitment to the Decade of Healthy Ageing can be translated into action;
  • How healthy ageing affects achieving the UK’s international development objectives;
  • How the Decade of Healthy Ageing aligns with existing policy priorities, including the Healthy Ageing Grand Challenge.

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