World Health Day focuses on older people

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Helmut Wirz discovered a passion for bungee-jumping at the age of 75.

In the next few years, and for the first time ever, there will be more people over 60 years of age than children less than five years old in the world.

That's what the World Health Organization (WHO) is saying on World Health Day which is observed on 7 April each year.

The agency is calling for urgent action to ensure that people reach old age in the best possible health.

John Beard, Director of the WHO's Department of Ageing and Life Course told Patrick Maigua that the world is rapidly ageing.

Duration: 4'26"

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