An enthusiastic Age Demands Action activist from Kyrgyzstan is all in for an active health lifestyle. (c) HelpAge International

Age Demands Action

Campaigners take action on health

On World Health Day, older people once again stood up for the healthcare issues they believe in by taking part in our Age Demands Action on Health campaign.

2015 is a crucial year. The Sustainable Development Goals, which include health, will be decided. We are therefore continuing our call for age-friendly health services.

Find out more about our impact and this year's activities.

Disaster Risk and Age Index interactive map

The Disaster Risk and Age Index ranks 190 countries based on the disaster risk faced by older people. This pilot index is based on the INFORM 2015 Index, a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters.
Use our interactive map to see how your country ranks.

Click to use our interactive map to see how your country ranks in the Disaster Risk and Age Index.

Working with older people: Practical guidelines

Download our practical guidelinesDo you work with older people in the developing world? Need practical information on how to tailor programmes to older people's needs?

We have new practical guidelines for programme managers and people working with older people, drawing on experience in the HelpAge network.

Please use the guidelines for your own work, training or as a basis for producing more detailed, locally relevant materials.

The guidelines cover topics including emergencies, HIV and AIDS, rights and advocacy and health and care.

Global AgeWatch Index 2014

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