Women, Ageing and Health: A Framework for Action

Focus on Gender

No. of pages: 60

Publication Date: 2007

Author: WHO, UNFPA

This Framework for Action addresses the health status and factors that influence women's health at midlife and older ages with a focus on gender. It provides guidance on how policy-makers, practitioners, nongovernmental organizations and civil society can improve the health and wellbeing of ageing women by simultaneously applying both a gender and an ageing lens in their policies, programmes and practices, as well as in research.

A full review of the evidence is available in a longer complementary document entitled Women, Ageing and Health: A Review, which is available in hard copy and online at http://www.who.int/ageing/en/.

A 4-page pullout for the formulation of action plans to promote healthy and active ageing is also available.

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