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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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Why I will never stop campaigning for gender equality

08 March 2016

On International Women's Day, we hear from activist Margaret Itola Kabango about women's empowerment in Uganda. Margaret has been an Age Demands Action (ADA) campaigner for seven years, sits on the ADA steering group and before that she was... 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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I want to know Colombia at peace

19 February 2016

Maria Tila Uribe, an active member of HelpAge International and tireless advocate for the rights of the older people in Colombia, has won the International Prize for Peace and Defence of Human Rights, awarded by the Colombian Press. Here... Keep reading

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These blogs are personal reflections and do not necessarily reflect the views of HelpAge International.