2016 国際助成プログラム International Grant Program      
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Holistic and Comprehensive Strategy for the Asian Ageing Society from the Perspective of "Active ageing":  Implication from the Experiences in Japan, Taiwan and Thailand
Hiroko Miura
National Institute of Public Health, Japan
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企画書・概要 (Abstract of Project Proposal)

国際保健機関(WHO)は「アクティブエイジング」を「健康の維持、家族や地域社会の営みへの参加、安心できる社会づくりのためのさま ざまな機会を最大限に高めるプロセス」と定義している。先日の「国際保健のためのG7伊勢志摩ビジョン」成果文書にも「健康で活動的 な高齢化の推進」が盛り込まれ、元気で健康な高齢者を含めた包括的な高齢化対策の議論がいままさに求められている。 そこで本課題では日本(高齢化率25.7%)、台湾(高齢化率10.6%)、タイ(高齢化率10.1%)という、今後ますますの高齢化が推測されると ともに、限られた医療・介護資源の有効活用という共通の課題を抱えている3地域において、「アクティブエイジング」の3本柱である安 全、健康、社会参加の視点から視察、調査、ビデオ教材の作成、公開シンポジウム等の実施を通して、元気な高齢者の事例の分析と、 それに即した「アクティブエイジング」のアジア戦略を検討する。

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines "Active ageing" as "the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age". The outcome document of the G7 summit held in May 2016; "G7 Ise-Shima Vision for global health" lists "Promotion of healthy and active ageing" as one of the key factors to attaining strong health systems and emergency preparedness, suggesting there is a strong need for a wider discussion on comprehensive ageing measures leading to an active elderly population. This project will be performed under collaboration between Japan, Taiwan and Thailand. Each country harbors a population aging rate of 25.7%, 10.6% and 10.1% respectively, with an expected increase over the coming years. These three countries all face the challenge of “super-ageing” under limited medical, health, and elderly care resources. We will conduct site visits, surveys, and develop educational video materials, and hold symposiums based on the three pillars of “Active ageing”; health, participation, and security; to obtain and analyze the lifestyle of healthy and social elderlies in each respective country. The final goal of this project is to build the Asian strategy of “Active aging” derived from these project activities.

実施報告書・概要 (Summary of Final Report)


In this project, it aimed to analyze cases of “Active Ageing” and to consider what can be Asian strategy for Active Ageing in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand where there is a common problem that ageing is progress more and more in limited resources.
 First, members of the project from three countries gathered together to share the real situation of ageing society of each country and try to have a common understanding of Active Ageing. Also, we sought examples of activities of Active Ageing in each country.
 And then A web survey was conducted in three countries. From the result of survey that there are differences in Active Ageing Score among three countries, we found awareness of Active Ageing is closely related to life and way of living. We also learned that preferable activity of Active Ageing depends on the degree of socioeconomic development. It is necessary to be considered based on the socio-cultural context in a community.
 While the members had the opportunity to visit the fields of each country, we collected six cases that embody Active Ageing in each country. These cases were put it in a video and a booklet, and we made a presentation at a conference symposium and uploaded them to the website of institute.
 Through the above activities, we realized how we can understand "Active Ageing" in real life of the elderly and we disseminated and reported the way of thinking “Active Ageing” founded by the project.