Global Online Consultation on Research Priority Setting for Healthy Ageing

The World Health Organization (WHO) adopted the Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health in May 2016 during the World Health Assembly. A key objective of the Strategy is to improve measurement, monitoring, and research on Healthy Ageing. This survey is expected to be completed in 15 minutes and contains two short sections. It is part of an open public consultation that will help to identify research priorities to support the implementation of the new Strategy. WHO welcomes and encourages response from all institutions, groups and individuals with an interest in ageing and health. All responses are anonymous.  

Results from this survey will be synthesized by WHO and may be used by WHO in discussions with governments, research funding institutions, those who could design and conduct research, and those who could benefit from research findings.  


Healthy Ageing: The process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being in older age. Rather than considering health in older age from the perspective of the presence or absence of disease, the WHO Healthy Ageing model is built around a person’s functioning.

Functional ability: The degree to which people can be or do what they value. It is determined by the intrinsic capacity of the individual, the physical and social environments he or she inhabits and the interaction between the individual and these environmental characteristics

Intrinsic capacity: All the individual-level attributes that someone can draw on at any point in time in order to be or do the things they value. 

There are 20 questions in this survey.

A note on privacy
This survey is anonymous.
The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it. If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.