Monday, April 17, 2023
10:00 – 11:00 am EST

Join us for the launch of the Series The Decade of Healthy Aging in the Americas: situation and challenges, which allows knowing in a dynamic way what is the situation, challenges, and opportunities in the Region of the Americas regarding aging and older persons.

April 17, 2023 / 10:00 – 11:00 am EST 

Video in English

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in collaboration with various United Nations agencies and the Inter-American System, worked on this first series of regional reports that will be constantly updated, highlighting the importance of joint action by different actors to implement the Decade and favor healthy aging through evidence-based information.

The series of reports, divided into four parts, covers different dimensions of population aging, the demographic situation, and the state of health in the Region. In addition, it addresses each of the areas of action of the Decade; and, finally, special articles related to emerging and little-discussed issues regarding the older person population.

Accurate and reliable information is necessary to advance strategies that consolidate the objectives of the Decade for Healthy Aging (2021-2030), and to build actions and policies to promote healthy aging of all populations.

During the launch event, a series' webpage was also presented, with the first installment of reports, related resources, and a space for all interested stakeholders, including older people, to make contributions and suggestions.

We invite you to be part of the Decade of Healthy Aging in the Americas! Participate in building knowledge with the reports and engage with us by leaving feedback on the webpage.

Objective(s) of the meeting: 

The proposed webinar aims to launch the first series of articles published with the participation of United Nations agencies and organizations of the Inter-American System, highlighting the importance of joint action by different actors to implement the Decade and favor healthy aging.

Brief synthesis of the topics: 

Tentative Program 

Moderator: Dr. Patricia Morsch, Advisor Healthy Aging



10:00 – 10:10 am


Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, PAHO Director

10:10 – 10:50 am    


Panel: The interagency movement to achieve the implementation of the Decade: the importance of data and information 

  • Dr. Ilan Goldfajn, President, IDB

  • Dr. Simone Cecchini, Director of the Population and Development Division, CELADE-ECLAC

  • Dr. Maricarmen Plata - Executive Secretary for Access to Rights and Equity OAS 

  • Dr. Susana Sottoli, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNFPA 

  • Dr. Seizo Onoe, Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU

Moderation: Dr. Enrique Vega, Unit Chief, Life Course Unit, HSS, PAHO


10:50 – 11:00 am

Closing remarks

Dr. Ximena Aguilera, Ministrer of Health, Chile


decade of healthy aging (2021-2030), healthy aging, healthy life course, reports
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