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Older people stand up to beat diabetes on World Health Day

21 April 2016

"When HelpAge supports us, older people get up, engage with one another and start to believe in themselves," explains the Central Asian Gerontology Center, our Age Demands Action campaign partner in Tajikistan. Age Demands Action is a platform which al Keep reading

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Where refugee camps are ‘settlements’: the older people fleeing South Sudan for Uganda

19 April 2016

The dust gets everywhere. Even with all of the car windows closed for the entire ten-hour journey, we are all covered in fine, red dust as we clamber out of the vehicle into the sweltering heat of the refugee... Keep reading

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Zanzibar: Celebrating a new pension and the life of Bi Kidude

15 April 2016

Zanzibar will make history today as it becomes the first country in East Africa to provide a state-funded universal pension for older people. As a result of this groundbreaking move, the country's men and women over 70 will receive a... Keep reading

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"HelpAge has given me hope that help is near": Tackling diabetes in Jamaica

07 April 2016

Non-communicable diseases account for 79% of deaths in Jamaica, of which diabetes complications cause 11%. In spite of this, the Caribbean country has few systems in place to address these growing figures. HelpAge International and the World Diabetes Fou Keep reading

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What is protection anyway?

22 March 2016

"When the enemy attacked I couldn't run away because my legs don't work. My neighbours hid me under trees. I stayed there for four days." - Rosa (not her real name), 80 years old When she heard the attack coming,... Keep reading

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