The Regional Committee for the Western Pacific adopted the Regional Action Plan (RAP) on Healthy Ageing in October 2020 and requested WHO to support Member States to prepare for population ageing. The RAP aims to support Member States to improve the health and well-being of older populations in WPRO so that they thrive and contribute to their societies. The RAP is guided by a multisectoral, future-oriented and lifelong approach that adopts an equity approach and utilizes existing assets to the extent possible. Since the health status of older adults is driven by a life-long accumulation of behavioural, environmental and social factors, it is important that a country improves the health promotion and social determinants throughout the lifetime in preparation for population ageing.
The Regional Office for the Western Pacific with support from focal persons in the country office is working together with the Philippine Government and multisectoral external partners (e.g. academia, relevant non-health partners) to get a better understanding of healthy ageing and social determinants in the Philippines, with a view to early preparations for healthy ageing and health-enabling and age-friendly environment.
Under the supervision of the Coordinator, Health System Strengthening, the incumbent will provide leadership support to ongoing healthy ageing programmes and initiate new ones in collaboration with DOH counterparts:
Essential: Bachelor's degree in public health, health policy, epidemiology, nursing, medicine or relevant areas.