Today, most people are living longer and a significant proportion of the world’s population are older people. By 2050, the world’s population of people over the age of 60 will double. This demographic change has strong implications for sustainable development. As people grow older, their health outcomes, needs and what they value can change. Supporting these changes by taking multisectoral action on ageing and health is therefore critical and will support the Decade on Healthy Ageing 2020 – 2030.
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) designates the Gérontopôle of the Toulouse University Hospital as WHO Collaborating Center for Frailty, Clinical Research and Geriatric Training.
This nomination confirms that the Gérontopôle is an internationally recognized innovating organization and a reference center in geriatrics, particularly due to its research work on frailty.