“Ageing well” must be global priority

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Elderly woman from Bosu-Bata, DRC. UN Photo/Marie Frechon

"Ageing well" must be a global priority, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

A new series on health and ageing is being published by the medical journal The Lancet on Thursday.

It warns that unless health systems find effective strategies for problems faced by an ageing population, chronic diseases will greatly affect the quality of life of older people.

Stephanie Coutrix has the story.

Duration: 2’41″

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