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This World Health Day - let's tweet older people better!

03 Apr 2014

ADA on health campaigners This World Health Day, on 7 April, the HelpAge network comes together for Age Demands Action on Health where we all campaign for people's health and wellbeing.

This year campaigners in more than 40 countries will meet high level officials such as Health Ministers, speak to the media, take part in marches and tweet their decision-makers - calling for affordable and accessible health care for people of ALL ages.

And YOU can play an important part too!

Take part in our Twitter campaign

This year campaigners in six countries will tweet their health ministers and decision makers to put pressure on them about better healthcare for older people.

If you have a Twitter account then please join the campaign!

Twitter logoHow can I help?

1. Follow @helpage on Twitter to keep up-to-date with the campaign.

2. If you live or are from one of our six target countries - Albania, Bangladesh, Fiji, Ghana, Haiti or Kenya please tweet your minister from the links below.

3. If you are from outside of these countries please help us raise awareness for universal health coverage for older people by sending a tweet now.

The Twitter targets


Tweet Albania Health Minister Ilir Beqaj


Tweet the Department of the Directorate General of Health Services 


Tweet Fiji Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola


Tweet Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection Nana Oye Lithur


Tweet the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population


Tweet Cabinet Secretary for Health James Macharia @JamesMacharia_ 

What else can I do to show my support?

Please show your support for universal healthcare for people of ALL ages by tweeting and sharing the campaign.

Thank you and see you on 7 April!

Your comments

Věra Jelínková

Ahoj Báro Dočekalová. Díky za připomínku 7.4. Světového dne zdraví. Jsem seniorka a rozeslala jsem tweety na uvedené adresy i Facebook. Dám si Váš web na svoje webové stránky www.seniors3.webnode.cz Ahopj Věra Jelínková Česká republika, Ostrava

Vaidehi Singh

I am from india and it is great whatever you are organizing . we are also putting up a assembly on WORLD HEALTH DAY on 7 april in our school.



Rajesh Sahni

hi, I am rajesh sahni we are also organising a assembly on world health day on 7th april. the children will show the vedio & the campagin poster for this year theme . safe food

uttam mevada

Let us be aware and safe family. Ultimately society and finally world !

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