WHA Side Event: Prevention in an Ageing World Launch Reception

May 21, 2019 / Geneva, Switzerland

The International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) is launching an international program of work exploring the importance of prevention in our aging world. Focusing on high and upper middle socio-demographic index countries, ILC-UK will examine the scale of and trends in disease burden. Taking place alongside the World Health Assembly, the launch reception, kindly hosted by cross-bench peer Baroness Greengross, will provide an opportunity to hear more about the project from ILC-UK researchers, as well as network with key global stakeholders across policy, industry, and the third sector. During the reception, attendees will also have an opportunity to feed into ILC-UK’s project plans offering their expertise around how public policy needs to respond to the challenges and opportunities of aging. For more information and to register, please visit the ILC-UK website.

Source: ILC-UK

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