WHO defines indicators to support the implementation of its strategy on ageing and health
The Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health was adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its member states in May 2016. In view of assessing the progress made towards the implementation of this strategy, WHO developed a set of 10 indicators on which national and local data have been collected. Those indicators help review the actions taken by the member states to implement the strategy. They have been used to develop a mid-term progress report that was presented at the World Health Assembly in May 2018, as requested by WHO’s 194 Member States.
The 10 indicators are as follows:
- Focal point on ageing and health
- Plan on ageing and health
- Multi-stakeholder forum
- Legislation and enforcement against age-based discrimination
- Regulation to support access to assistive devices
- Programme to foster age-friendly environments
- Policy to support comprehensive assessments
- Long-term care policy
- Cross-sectorial data on health status and needs
- Longitudinal data on health status and needs
For AGE, WHO's mid-term report and its indicators are very informative. They will help us to develop and feed the monitoring tool that we will develop for the preparation of our annual assessments of the situation of older people in the EU.