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Good Health Adds Life to Years - World Health Day 2012

Every year, World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. Each year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of concern for WHO. 

The topic of World Health Day in 2012 is Ageing and health with the theme "Good health adds life to years". The focus is how good health throughout life can help older men and women lead full and productive lives and be a resource for their families and communities. Ageing concerns each and every one of us – whether young or old, male or female, rich or poor – no matter where we live.

WHO has prepared an extensive Global brief for World Health Day 2012 which takes a fresh look at health data on ageing to help us better understand the needs of older people. Sections include key points, the demographics of ageing and the epidemiology of population ageing. The document also outlines four key actions that governments and societies can take now for healthier and more active ageing.

Click here to visit the WHO pages on World Health Day 2012.

FIP supports and encourages all activities that promote healthy aging and urges all Member Organisations to implement initiatives that place pharmacists in a leading role assisting older adults stay healthy and lead happy, productive lives.