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WHO Calls For Better, More Integrated Health Care For Older Persons

U.N. News Centre: Tapping into talents of older persons can boost Global Goals, says U.N. on International Day
“On the International Day of Older Persons, the United Nations is urging the world to tap into the often overlooked contributions of older persons, and calling for integrated care to improve well being and ensure they have the opportunity to contribute to development…” (10/1).

VOA News: WHO: Good Health Care for Older Persons Falling Short Globally
“…The World Health Organization says the health of older people would improve if all ailments were taken into consideration when an individual seeks relief for one specific illness or disease. For example, chronic pain might be linked to an individual’s difficulties with hearing, seeing, walking, or performing other activities” (Schlein, 10/1).


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