Prevention of age-related diseases in women in Europe: hearing of the of the European People’s Party Group at the European Parliament
World Health Organization, Europe, health, women
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Prevention of age-related diseases in women in Europe: hearing of the of the European People’s Party Group at the European Parliament
Prevention of age- related diseases in women in Europe:hearing of the of the European People’s Party Group at the European Parliament ZsuzsannaJakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe
World HealthDay 2012EuropeanUnion (EU)Year for ActiveAgeing andSolidaritybetweenGenerations Brussels, Belgium 7 June 2012
Mortality from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in the WHOEuropean Region, females aged 75+, 2006–2010 (latest yearavailable) Source: WHO European mortality database, 2011 . Brussels, Belgium 7 June 2012
Mortality trends from CVD in the WHO European Region,ages 75+, by sex, 1981–2010Females CIS CARK EU12 EU15 CARK: central Asian republics and Kazakhstan CIS CIS:Males Commonwealth of Independent States CARK EU12: EU EU12 members after May 2004 Source: WHO European mortality EU15: EU members before database, 2011 EU15 May 2004 Brussels, Belgium 7 June 2012
Mortality patterns in the WHO European Region,by age and sex, 2006–2010 Source: WHO European mortality database, 2011. Brussels, Belgium 7 June 2012
Four strategic areas for action Healthy ageing over Supportive the life- environments course Strengthen Address health gaps in systems for evidence and ageing research populations
Active ageing makes the difference:a life-course perspectiveSource: Active ageing. A policy framework. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2002.
Causal chains: ischaemic heart disease Source: WHO global burden of disease and risk factors, 2009.
WHO ischaemic heart disease risk-prediction charts(example below for situations where serum cholesterol is measurable) Brussels, Belgium 7 June 2012
Deaths attributable to risk factors, by age and sex:middle- and lower-income countries in Europe (%) Males Females High blood pressure Overweight and obesity Tobacco use Physical inactivity Tobacco use Alcohol use
Action at the local level: sustained policycommitment to healthy ageing
Health systems fit for ageing populations• Universal coverage, including for services for prevention and rehabilitation at higher ages (risk of social exclusion of women, many of them living alone and on inadequate pensions)• Public support to (women) informal caregivers to maintain their health• Better quality of and protection for older people in need of social services (long-term care), most of whom are women
Mapping actions to strategic areasHealthy Supportive Healthageing communities systems Vaccination and Falls Social isolation control ofprevention infections Physical activity Quality of care Basic home care support Geriatric and gerontological staff capacity Prevention of elder maltreatment Evidence and research
“I really don’t feel old. There are so many things that my husband and I enjoy doing together, so I must say I question whether we can be considered old.”www.euro.who.int/ageing Thank you!