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Non-communicable diseases a threat to healthy ageing in Kenya and across Africa

04 May 2016

The number of people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Kenya is increasing. Urbanisation, an ageing population, and the adoption of unhealthy lifestyles that include poor diets, lack of exercise and excessive alcohol consumption are leadin 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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International Women's Day: Celebrating Tanzania's unsung heroes

07 March 2016

This year's International Women's Day theme is "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for gender equality" - a befitting focus when time and time again we hear that if a society does not respect its women and uphold... Keep reading

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World AIDS Day: Ending the AIDS pandemic

30 November 2015

HIV still remains one of the major challenges of the 21st century. This World AIDS Day we stand with the rest of the world in working towards the end of AIDS, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. This will... Keep reading

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Tanzanian journalists form network dedicated to older people's issues

30 November 2015

In Tanzania, HelpAge International has done some great media relations work bringing together journalists to form a network focused on older people's issues that I hope can be emulated across the region and further afield. Reporters were gathered from Keep reading

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