In academic and policy circles, aging is becoming a hot topic. The media is flush with stories on aging, and international groups are
increasingly singling out aging for discussion and debate. The World Health Organization (WHO) has dedicated its annual World Health
Day in 2012 to aging. The European Union has designated 2012 as the Year of Active Aging and Solidarity between Generations.
The UN General Assembly held a High-Level Meeting in September 2011 on preventing and controlling non-communicable diseases
(NCDs) – a threat to human health and the global economy
Dr. Isabella Aboderin is a Senior Research Scientist and Head of the Aging and Development Unit at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya. She holds additional positions as a Visiting...