vietnamnews – Update: September, 09/2017 – 09:00
The elderly population in Việt Nam. — VNS Infographic
HÀ NỘI —According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Việt Nam is among the countries with the fastest aging rate in the world. This phenomenon has widespread and long-term impacts on the country, requiring comprehensive proactive policies for the elderly.
In 2017, Việt Nam has an estimated 10 million older adults. This number is expected to rise to 19 million by 2030 and 28 million by 2050, according to information made available in a workshop held earlier this month on the implementation of the national action plan on health care for the elderly.