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Working together towards the WHO Decade of Healthy Aging 2020 - 2030

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The University of Hong Kong

Graduate House, Wang Gungwu Theatre

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The University of Zurich and the University of Hong Kong are at the forefront of the WHO’s push for a 2020-2030 “Decade of Healthy Aging”. It is based on the new concept of healthy aging co-developed at the University of Zurich and published in the first World Report on Ageing and Health (2015). This new concept represents a paradigm shift in international thinking about aging and health. Instead of focusing on illness symptoms alone, it puts the functional abilities of aging individuals in their real life environments on the center stage. It requires innovative ways to measure healthy aging in real life environments and provides a framework for systematically tailoring and incentivizing individualized healthy aging interventions to improve real life functioning on a population and global scale.

The public forum will focus on the strategic importance and opportunity of joint leadership between the two universities to use our research capability to promote healthy aging in both Europe and Asia. It will highlight the opportunities of combining high-level expertise on big health data with state-of-the-art conceptual frameworks, allowing to determine on the population scale how our environments can be designed to maximize opportunities for healthy aging in both regions and worldwide.

健康老齡化:共同為世衞健康老齡化十年行動 2020-2030 努力

蘇黎世大學與香港大學共同於前者校園發展「健康老齡化」的全新概念,並獲於 2015年發表的首份《老齡化與健康全球報告》刊載,可謂世衞「健康老齡化十年行動」中的先驅。這個全新概念代表着全球對「健康老齡化」這個想法的全面轉變,把焦點放在正在邁向老年的個體就身上,觀察他們應付現實生活的能力。概念需要採用新穎的方法量度實際生活「健康老齡化」的進程指標,為未來有系統地制定標準,及在全球推動「健康老齡化」的行動設立框架。

是次研討會將聚焦在兩所大學上,探討他們利用彼此卓越的研究能力,在歐、亞兩洲一起宣揚「健康老齡化」的重要性及契機。研討會將會重點討論雙方合作處理有關健康的重要數據的專門知識及概念框架的可能性,以助兩地有系統地製造適合就的環境,增加在兩個地區、甚至我在全球推動「健康老齡化」的人口規模。

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