Government of Vietnam officially endorsed plan to expand Intergenerational Self-Help Club (ISHC) model nationwide

On August 2, the Prime Minister of Vietnam officially approved the plan on the replication of the Intergenerational Self-Help Club (ISHC) model throughout the country. This decision establishes targets, allocates budgets and defines responsibilities for implementation. IHSCs are sustainable, self-managed, multifunctional organisations which aim to enhance equitable and inclusive development. They have a number of […] Read more

Law for elderly proposed

28 June 2016, China Chinese seniors without the ability to take care of themselves would be given guardians under a draft of rules governing people’ private rights. The draft, an early step toward a more robust civil code, was submitted to China’s top legislature for a first reading on Monday. The National People’s Congress Standing […] Read more

National Dementia Plan launched in Jakarta

10 March 2016 – Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia launched its National Dementia Plan on 10 March in Jakarta during a ceremony at the Ministry of Health, pledging approximately $105,000 to support its implementation during the first year. The plan was launched by Professor Nila Moeloek, Minister of Health, and attended by ADI Executive Director, Marc Wortmann […] Read more

The elderly as a resource, not a burden

4 April 2016 – India Arun Maira, Chairman of HelpAge International, gave an opinion on challenges of ageing population in India. From Maira’s point of view, older people can provide cohesion with tradition and bring together conflicting movements for ‘special causes’.   “In 1980, children (aged 0-14 years) were 39.2% of India’s population and the elderly (over […] Read more

Workshop on implementation of the project of strengthening the resilience in areas prone to natural hazards

27 January 2016 – Vietnam The provincial Red Cross in collaboration with the Vietnam Red Cross Society organised a workshop on implementation of the project of strengthening the resilience in areas prone to natural hazards in central Viet Nam. ​The US$2.5-million project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development through its five […] Read more

Building today for tomorrow’s elderly

23 January 2016 – Manila, the Philippines The 2015 Global AgeWatch Index, which assesses the social and economic well-being of the elderly around the world, ranked the Philippines 50th out of 96 countries—six places lower than its 2014 ranking of 44th out of 96. Though clearly moderate in comparison with others, the ranking makes the […] Read more

Advocates call for improved senior pension for Pinoys

2 October, 2015 – Manila, Philippines The Confederation of Older Person Associations of the Philippines (COPAP) and the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE) celebrate the Elderly Filipino Week from October 1 to 7 and the International Day of Older Persons on October 1. Celebrations kicks off with the Department of Health’s Walk for […] Read more

Ministries urged to improve care for the elderly

30 March 2015 – Hanoi, Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged the Ministry of Health to establish additional geriatric wards in hospitals and coordinate with the Vietnam Social Insurance to intensify healthcare access for the elderly – who currently number 9.4 million, accounting for 10.45 percent of the total population. Read full […] Read more

New OPA policy in China

19 May 2015 – Beijing, China Number of societies for elderly hits 490,000 in China The number of societies for senior citizens in both urban and rural communities in China had reached 490,000 by the end of 2014, according to a statement of the Ministry of Civil Affairs Tuesday. They cover about 74 percent of […] Read more

Thailand network member being highlighted in DRR

BSR recently released the new research report “Climate Resilience and the Role of the Private Sector in Thailand”, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. The report demonstrates the important role the private sector plays in building resilience and adaptive capacity in the face of a range of climate-related shocks and where opportunities exist for further action. The report […] Read more