The concept of health is not easily pinned down by researchers and policy makers, but a common definition is a key to health. The Ottawa Charter defines health as a resource for life and as the means of living well. This definition aims to emphasize the connection between healthy living and active participation in society. For older people, it is essential to have the best possible physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Achieving this goal is essential to a person’s well-being.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has formulated a constitution that recognizes health as a human right. It says: “Every human being has the right to the highest possible standard of health,” and that this right should be protected, regardless of race, religion, political beliefs, or economic or social conditions. Furthermore, many nation states have recognized the human right to good health in their constitutions, making them legally obliged to provide adequate health care to their citizens.
The WHO has played a leading role in the health promotion movement during the 1980s. They promoted a dynamic conception of health and the idea of resiliency. The WHO’s 1984 revised its definition of health to include the ability to fulfill needs, aspirations, and the capacity to influence the environment. Changing the definition of health can lead to better outcomes for communities. The World Bank’s ‘Second World Bank’ website provides a wealth of information on the subject.