Exclusive interview: Economic implications of ageing on health

Why is it important to discuss the economics of healthcare for older people in Asia at this time? Because many Asian countries are experiencing rapid ageing of their populations; not just Japan and Korea, but also countries like China, Hong Kong and Vietnam. Population ageing implies a huge cost for a country’s social security system, […] Read more

Ageing and the city: making urban spaces work for older people (executive summary)

This is the executive summary of a report that aims to stimulate discussion about some of the actions that governments and city authorities in low- and middle-income countries can take to build truly inclusive cities, focusing on three key themes: reclaiming urban spaces, healthy ageing, and safety and security. Language: English Published: HelpAge International, 2016 Size: […] Read more

Ageing and the city: making urban spaces work for older people

This report draws on focus group discussions, expert opinions and network project experience to argue how our cities need to change to protect and promote the rights of older people living in urban environments. The report includes recommendations for governments, city authorities and other stakeholders and civil society actors. The report focuses on three areas […] 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

World report on ageing and health

  Comprehensive public health action on population ageing is urgently needed. This will require fundamental shifts, not just in the things we do, but in how we think about ageing itself. The World report on ageing and health outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. […] 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

FCOSS wants health service for everyone

22 April 2015 – Fiji The Fiji Council of Social Services has called for Universal Health Coverage through the Age Demands Action on Health Campaign to ensure that everyone obtains the health services they need without suffering financial hardship when paying for them. Age Demands Action is a global grassroots campaign supported by FCOSS and […] Read more