World Health Assembly adopts a resolution on non-communicable diseases
Thursday 24 May 2012
On 24 May, the World Health Organization adopted a resolution on non-communicable diseases at the 6th World Health Assembly. The resolution seeks to strengthen policies on non-communicable diseases to promote active ageing.
The resolution urges the Member States to encourage older peoples' active participation in society, increase healthy ageing and promote the highest standard of health and well-being for older people by addressing their needs.
A separate committee also approved a resolution on the global burden of mental disorders and the need for a comprehensive, coordinated response from the health and social sectors in member countries.