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As member states and NGOs are gathering at the UN in New York for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), HelpAge International and its partners are calling for universal social [...]
Older people denied right to health and at risk of being left behind in global push towards Universal Health Coverage – new report
As the global population ages, health systems need to adapt to ensure older women and men can realise their right to health. Today (Wednesday 12 December), on Universal Health Coverage Day, HelpAge International and AARP [...]
Launch of the study report "Older People’s Associations in East and Southeast Asia: a Four Country Study" Tuesday 17 October 2017, 10.00-12.30 The Centre for Women and Development, Hanoi, Vietnam Today (Tuesday 17th October [...]
Preparing for Asia’s Ageing Population: Regional Forum on National Policies on Ageing In this century, population ageing is the main demographic trend affecting Asia Pacific. The speed of population ageing as well as its [...]
On 16 March, 2017, a forum to raise the awareness among parliamentarians on Myanmar’s National Universal Social Pension Scheme was held in Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. The Government of Myanmar will be funding and rolling out the first [...]
Disaster risk reduction and responses must protect older people, says HelpAge International. Older people are among those worst affected by disasters and more must be done to protect them, according to HelpAge International. “Older people [...]
Older people are campaigning for the right to be free from violence and abuse under international law on this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. (Wednesday 15 June) Studies show instances of elder abuse are widespread. [...]
Older activists across East Asia and the Pacific region, from Mongolia to the Philippines, will today join a global campaign calling for the increasing prevalence of diabetes to be tackled through screening, testing, treatment and [...]
Today (Wednesday 25 November) HelpAge International is launching a quick, simple and low-cost tool to assess the needs and vulnerabilities of older people in humanitarian situations. The rapid assessment method for older people (RAM-OP) is [...]
Older people in more than 50 countries will come together on the International Day of Older Persons (Thursday 1 October) to celebrate ageing and draw attention to the issues they face. Among the actions planned, [...]
HelpAge International welcomes a major shift in thinking on health in older age, with the release of the WHO’s World Report on Ageing and Health today. “The WHO report, moves us away from thinking about [...]
When the new Sustainable Development Goals are adopted at this year’s UN General Assembly, governments must respond to the global phenomenon of population ageing, and support women and men as they age. “This summit is [...]