elderly population

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  • National Document for the Elderly to take effect next year 2022-04-20 19:00

    National Document for the Elderly to take effect next year

    TEHRAN – The National Document for the Elderly will come into force in the next [Iranian calendar] year (March 2023-March 2024), Hesamoddin Allameh, head of the secretariat of the National Council of the Elderly, has announced.

  • Elderly population in Iran snowballing 2021-12-08 22:00

    Elderly population in Iran snowballing

    TEHRAN – The elderly population in Iran is increasing rapidly as there were 7.46 million senior citizens in the [Iranian calendar] year 1395 (March 2015-March 2016), which has now reached 8.4 million.

  • Iran’s demographic indicators alarming 2021-10-25 17:40

    Demographic indicators at ‘alarming’ levels

    TEHRAN – Iran's demographic indicators demonstrate alarming records, as the population growth rate is about 0.6 percent, and it is predicted to reach zero in the next 10-15 years, and then record a negative growth rate, Saleh Ghasemi, a demographic researcher, has said.

  • Take the crisis serious: Iran's elderly population to triple in 50 years 2021-10-01 18:15

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Take the crisis seriously: Iran's elderly population to triple in 50 years

    TEHRAN – Over the last 5 decades, the elderly’s population has increased from about 5 to 10 percent, and it is predicted that this rate will triple in the next 50 years so that it is vital to take the aging phenomenon seriously.

  • UN provides humanitarian aid to help fight COVID-19 in Iran 2021-07-18 16:58

    UN provides humanitarian aid to help fight COVID-19 in Iran

    TEHRAN – With the contribution of the EU Humanitarian Aid, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) procured 1,000 ventilators to help Iran fight against the pandemic.

  • Seven metropolises to become age-friendly 2021-04-19 18:54

    Seven metropolises to become age-friendly

    TEHRAN – The national document on elderly-friendly cities is being implemented on seven metropolises across the country, Hesamoddin Allameh, head of the secretariat of the National Council of the Elderly, has said.

  • $2.3m proposed to implement national document for the elderly 2021-04-11 17:01

    $2.3m proposed to implement national document for the elderly

    TEHRAN – A total of 100 billion rials (nearly $2.3 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been proposed to implement the national document for the elderly, Hesameddin Allameh, secretary of the national council for the elderly, said.

  • ‘Sport for all’ to be promoted among the disabled, elderly 2020-11-25 17:16

    ‘Sport for all’ to be promoted among the disabled, elderly

    TEHRAN – A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between the Ministry of Sports and Youth and the Welfare Organization on Wednesday to promote sports among persons with disabilities and the elderly.

  • Aging population: a crisis bigger than coronavirus 2020/10/04

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Aging population: a crisis bigger than coronavirus

    TEHRAN – According to official statistics, Iran will be the oldest country in the world by the next 30 years. This will bring up many individual and social consequences both in national and international arenas even bigger than the coronavirus crisis.

  • Increased life expectancy leading cause of elderly population growth 2020-09-30 18:51

    Increased life expectancy leading cause of elderly population growth

    TEHRAN – In recent years, increased life expectancy has led to a growth in the elderly population of the country, an adviser to the health minister has said.

  • Let's care more for our elderly during coronavirus 2020-09-29 18:03

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let's care more for our elderly during coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Many people around the world, particularly the elderly, are suffering from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • UNDP supports Isfahan to become age-friendly city 2019-10-08 19:22

    UNFPA supports Isfahan to become age-friendly city

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Municipality of Isfahan on Tuesday to support Isfahan for becoming an age-friendly city to better meet the needs of its older residents.

  • ‘Iran to have oldest population in region by 2050’ 2019-09-28 18:43

    ‘Iran to have oldest population in region by 2050’

    TEHRAN – Iran will be home to the largest aging population in the region by the next three decades due to the large proportion of citizens aged over 35 years who are expected to be over 65 years old by 2050, the deputy health minister said.

  • Iran facing population decline; is it possible to reverse the trend? 2019-05-19 19:57

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran facing population decline; is it possible to reverse the trend?

    TEHRAN – Many demographers believe that Iran’s population has started to decline more sharply, one point to consider, however, is that Iran’s population growth rate is similar to today’s world average but substantially lower than its peak a few decades earlier.