In line with the World Health Organization’s priorities on Universal Health Coverage, and commemorating the International Day of Older Persons 2017, WHO hosted an event to discuss how Universal Health Coverage can be appropriate and sustainable in a time of rapid population ageing. The event was a frank discussion on Universal Health Coverage and how it can encompass the health and social care of older people. It challenged audience members to think hard about how to bring concepts of Universal Health Coverage and ageing to their constituencies and inspire action.
The event featured key international stakeholders, international agencies, NGOs and WHO staff discussing and debating the topic of universal health coverage, integrated care and older people.
- Mrs Omowunmi Cosmas, Founder, Hope for the Old Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria
- Mr Vu Duc Dam, Deputy Prime Minister of Viet Nam (by video)
- Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization
- Mrs Elvire Aronica, Déléguée adjointe aux affaires européennes et internationals, France
- H.E. Mr Sek Wannamethee, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations Officer and other International Organizations in Geneva
- H.E. Mr Junichi Ihara, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva