Zoonotic diseases can wipe out entire subsectors of livestock, posing a serious threat to public health. Photo credit. ADB.

Preventing and controlling the spread of deadly diseases from animals to humans require a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach.

HIV prevention and health education were embedded in the construction company’s organizational structure by training peer leaders, such as the construction foremen, and in the mandatory workplace induction for workers. Photo credit: ADB.

Many transport projects include specific measures to prevent HIV/AIDS among migrant construction workers.

Among OECD countries, the Republic of Korea has the highest elderly poverty rate at 45.7% in 2015. Photo credit: Korea Institute of Finance.

Population aging threatens fiscal sustainability unless government takes steps to reduce elderly poverty and manage public spending on pensions and healthcare.

Mosquito nets protect children against malaria in Viet Nam. Photo credit: Justin Mott/ADB.

What is needed: Increased financing, reliable supplies of affordable and effective medicines, improved data from health information systems, stronger implementation of national malaria programs, and leadership that looks beyond the health sector.

The share of poor elderly in the Republic of Korea was 43.8% in 2017, compared with 14.8% of the OECD average. Photo credit: KIF.

A high poverty rate among older persons in the Republic of Korea calls for better pension services and welfare programs.

For Turkmenistan, food safety concerns relate to problems in quality management systems for domestic produce as well as for imports. Photo credit: ADB.

Turkmenistan is adopting international food safety standards to safeguard public health and to boost the trade of agro-food products.

An economy is considered “aging” once the share of its senior population hits 7%. Photo credit: ADB.

Asia can gain from the longevity dividend by tapping emerging technologies to promote an age-friendly workplace.

Multiple chronic diseases and other complex conditions, such as dementia, make addressing the need for high-quality long-term care for senior persons even more important. Photo exclusively licensed to the Asian Development Bank until 2019.

A structured development approach is helping create a sustainable pool of highly qualified eldercare professionals in the People’s Republic of China.

A rapidly aging population could increase public spending, especially on healthcare and pension benefits. Photo credit: ADB.

Policy responses to population aging should promote economic growth, higher productivity, and higher income for workers.

 

 

 

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