WHO launches data portal on elder health and well-being

On the International Day of Older Persons, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a data portal that consolidates data on global indicators for monitoring health and well-being of people who are 60 years old and over. Indicators on the portal include: percentage of people aged 60 years and older; healthy life expectancy at age 60; major causes of death in older people; prevalence of common impairments such as hearing and vision loss; and indicators for tracking the progress of government commitments to promote the health and well-being of the elderly. The portal’s data is disaggregated by age, sex, and country to foster a comprehensive understanding of trends across different population groups and to better manage progress towards international goals.