Publications 2018-01-17T14:12:39+00:00

Our Voices, Our Rights – what older people say about the normative elements of their right to autonomy and independence

Published ahead of the 10th session of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG), this new GAROP report is based on a recent consultation with over 1,000 older people in ten countries in Africa and [...]

More at risk: How older people are excluded in humanitarian data

The study titled 'More at risk: How older people are excluded in humanitarian data’ commissioned by HelpAge International. The objective of the study was to evaluate existing policies and practices concerning the inclusion of data [...]

Home care for the elderly in India

Realising the rapid increase of older population and understanding the impact of long-term and palliative care on the health system, HelpAge India carried out a home care pilot project in three locations of India (Shimla, [...]

Older people’s perceptions of health and wellbeing

"Older people’s perceptions of health and wellbeing in rapidly ageing low- and middle-income countries" presents the findings of an analysis of data collected by HelpAge International and its network members using HelpAge’s Health Outcomes Tool. The [...]

Rural-urban gaps in health care utilisation among older Thais: The role of family support

This study examined rural-urban differences in health visits among Thai older people. The researchers measured preventive health care use based on the question of whether the respondent had a health checkup, not due to illness, [...]

Connect no. 4 (Asia Pacific newsletter)

The fourth issue of our Asia newsletter Connect features stories on the right to heath for older people, a new regional programme on non-communicable disease intervention, a national ageing alliance in Thailand, older people's associations [...]

Battling against Droughts: Older people led drought mitigation in India

Droughts have been a major development challenge in India and in many other countries of the world. Older people livingin rural India have to live very difficult lives impacted by droughts. As a result, there [...]

HelpAge Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2018 – Proceedings

The proceedings give an overall picture of the HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2018, which had the theme "Family, community and state in ageing societies". It summarises presentations, discussions and observations that were highlighted during the [...]

A Situational Analysis of Disability and Aging in Myanmar

This report is an in-depth analysis into disability and ageing in Myanmar. Language: English Published: HelpAge International, Myanmar Country Office, 2018 Size: 1.2 MB Download

Disability and ageing in Myanmar

The brief draws on two studies HelpAge International commissioned with support from the Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (LIFT). The two main studies are Ilene Zeitzer 2018, “A situational analysis of disability and aging in [...]

Regional newsletter

'Connect' newsletter no.6 is now available for download. In this issue, we cover stories of network members from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. You will also find an exclusive interview with a Thai disability advocate which give us food for thoughts on the call for UN convention for the Rights of Older Persons.


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