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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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Knowledge is life: older people a key resource in disaster risk reduction

12 October 2015

Through HelpAge's disaster risk reduction (DRR) work with communities and older people's associations, we have found that older people often hold very valuable knowledge. On International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction, we look at how this insight can be. Keep reading

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The next few days could change the lives of billions

23 September 2015

The next few days could quite literally change the lives of billions of people and shape the future of our planet. At the end of this week, world leaders will gather in New York for the United Nations Sustainable Development... Keep reading

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Older campaigners: Building momentum towards the SDGs

01 July 2015

Over 22 million people took action throughout May as part of the global action/2015 coalition campaign. HelpAge organised Action All Ages day on 22 May as part of this worldwide mobilisation. And what a day it was! Archbishop Desmond Tutu... Keep reading

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Africa Day: Unleashing the power of intergenerational dialogue

25 May 2015

Africa Day is marked annually on 25 May and was set up in the 1960s by the precursor to the African Union, the Organization of African Unity (OAU). The aim of the OAU was to promote the unity and solidarity... Keep reading

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