Summary of the WHO's Global Report on Ageism

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A summary of the World Health Organization’s Global Report on Ageism, including how ageism is tied to COVID-19, strategies to reduce ageism, and recommendations for action.

“The report is directed at policymakers, practitioners, researchers, development agencies and members of the private sector and civil society. WHO estimate that every second person in the world is believed to hold ‘moderately or highly’ ageist attitudes against older people and anticipate that such stark findings will generate some positive changes in society, as ageism can cause detrimental impact to those affected by it.”