Good health adds life to years - photo gallery
1 March 2012
Ageing and health is the theme of this year's World Health Day. The slogan of the day is "Good health adds life to years".
Over the past century life expectancy has increased dramatically and the world will soon have more older people than children. Older men and women can lead full and productive lives and be a resource for their families and communities. This photo gallery, with images from around the world, challenges current stereotypes older people have to grapple with.