WHO launches digital app to improve care for older people

30 September 2019 – WHO News

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a package of tools, including a digital application to help health and social workers provide better care for older people to coincide with the International Day of Older Persons on 01.10.2019.

The innovative interactive digital application known as WHO ICOPE Handbook App provides practical guidance to address priority conditions including mobility limitations, malnutrition, vision and hearing loss, cognitive decline, depressive symptoms and social care and support. It is to be used in conjunction with a package of tools including a new handbook, the app will accelerate training of health and social workers to better address the diverse needs of older people.


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