WHO - EuGMS: Memorandum Of Understanding
On 14 October 2023, the EuGMS and the World Health Organization (WHO), through its Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health and Ageing, signed a 3-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize a close collaboration and exchange aimed at improving care for healthy #ageing.
Under this MoU, the EuGMS will work together with the WHO to:
- Raise awareness about the importance of reorienting health and social care services;
- Build the capacities and skills of health and care workers on the principles of #geriatricmedicine and the WHO Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) approach.
This collaboration will allow the WHO to more closely interact with the active societies of #geriatrics and #gerontology in the European region, finding in the EuGMS a unique partner for gathering information on the status of care for #olderpersons in multiple countries. At the same time, the EuGMS will support the development and dissemination of improved care for healthy ageing.
The signature of the MoU occurs at the end of the 1st triennium of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing, a global collaboration coordinated by the WHO that aims at transforming the world to be a better place to grow older through multistakeholder engagement of governments, civil society, international organizations, professionals, academic institutions, the media, and the private sector.