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

Assessing Results of UNFPA’s Piloted Community-based Model on Care for Older Persons in Ben Tre and Hai Duong Provinces

English translation of the report “Assessing Results of UNFPA’s Piloted Community-based Model on Care for Older Persons in Ben Tre and Hai Duong Provinces”. The survey was conducted by the Development and Policies Research Center (DEPOCEN), in Hai Duong Province and Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, in November 2015 to evaluate the performance of the Intergeneration […] Read more

Development of community-based care in Asia-Pacific poster

This poster is part of four posters initially created for the exhibition at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) – Asia/Oceania 2015 Congress in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The poster presents HelpAge’s work on community-based care in Asia-Pacific. Language: English Published by: HelpAge East Asia/Pacific, 2015 Size: 738 KB       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

Global Health and Aging

Population aging is a powerful and transforming demographic force. We are only just beginning to comprehend its impacts at the national and global levels. As we prepare for a new demographic reality, the authors hope this report raises awareness not only about the critical link between global health and aging, but also about the importance […] Read more

Facing the facts: the truth about ageing and development

    Age International’s flagship publication ‘Facing the facts: the truth about ageing and development’ brings together 25 high profile thought leaders, development experts and academics to discuss the impact of an ageing world on international development. Facing the facts contains 21 articles, divided into four sections. These sections focus on: Challenging preconceptions about ageing Understanding […] Read more

Community-based care in Lao PDR

This leaflet looks at older people and the risk of NCDs in Laos as well as providing suggestions on how to build up the community-based care that can respond to the older people’s needs and improving the role of the family.   Language: Lao Published: HelpAge East Asia/Pacific Regional Office and Lao’s Women Union, 2014 […] Read more

Hundreds of billions of VND for the “Bright eyes for the elderly” program

1 October 2014 – Hanoi, Vietnam The Vietnam Elderly Association in association with the Vietnam Red Cross Society, the Vietnam Television, and the Vietnam Communications Corporation on September 29th held an art exchange to raise fund for the program “Bright eyes for the elderly”, in the presence of Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan. The two-year program spent over […] Read more

Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister calls for better care for older people

11 September – Hanoi, Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister, Vu Duc Dam, has asked ministries and sectors to work harder to improve the implementation of the Vietnam Law on the Elderly. Collaboration among sectors is needed to achieve the 2012-2020 National Action Plan on the Elderly, he said. He assigned the Vietnam Association of the Elderly […] Read more

Together in old age: Older people’s associations (OPAs) in enhancing local development

Older people’s association (OPAs) are multi-functional, community-based organisations which are providing to be effective ways of improving the well-being of older people, their families and communities. This video reflects their experience in Asia (China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Myanmar and others) Language: English Published: HelpAge International -East Asia/Pacific, 2009 In collaboration with YMCA Myanmar. Funded […] Read more