Ageing and life-course

Older persons in emergencies: An active ageing perspective


Publication details

Number of pages: 49
Publication date: 2008
ISBN: 9789241563642



Part 1 describes the converging trends of rapid growth of the population over 60 years of age and of health emergencies, and outlines the resulting challenges.

Part 2 outlines the basic elements of emergency planning and summarizes the findings from each of the case studies, identifying the impacts of the emergency situations on older persons and the strengths and gaps in emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

Part 3 integrates the evidence within the WHO Active Ageing policy framework to show how emergency management can be strengthened by a comprehensive and systematic application of this framework.

Part 4 presents the policy response, with concrete proposals to strengthen the active ageing pillars of health, participation and security in emergency management.