EU is set to use innovative solutions to help elderly people live more healthily

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 14 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7395
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

The initial five themes to be adopted by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing have been selected and will be launched next year. The overall aim of the partnership, which is funded by the European Union, is to ensure that by 2020 the average European citizen can enjoy two more active and healthy years of life.

The themes focus on three main areas—prevention, care and cure, and independent living—and will use innovative and technological developments to meet …

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