Asker Turatov, 66: "I worry about my wife?s health. She has a problem with her stomach, and bad headaches? I can?t imagine life without her. As for my health, I am excellent. I believe in the power of words. If I say I am excellent every day, I will be excellent." (A. Nakahira/HelpAge/UNV)

UNV promoting good health and well-being

World Health Day on 7 April provides an opportunity to focus on a single health challenge with global impact.  The theme of the Day this year is Ageing and health: Good health adds life to years.

Good health not only enables older men and women to live longer, but also extends their active involvement in all levels of society.  When able to participate fully, older people are resources for their families and communities throughout the world. Volunteers provide important support in enabling older men and women to participate fully in their communities.