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4 policy considerations for rapidly ageing societies

02 October 2017

Governments throughout Asia are increasingly aware their populations are ageing rapidly. Although the sense of urgency varies by country, most countries in the region have begun to grasp that demographic change is accelerating and will have a profound i Keep reading

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Learning, sharing and connecting at the IAGG Asia/Oceania 2015 Congress

30 October 2015

HelpAge International plays a key role in the East Asia-Pacific region gathering and sharing knowledge to support a wider movement aiming to improve the wellbeing of older people. From 19-22 October, we advanced this agenda through the 10th International 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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Nepal earthquake: Longer-term plan to support older people

28 May 2015

I am writing this on the flight back from Nepal to London, after a quick three day visit. It is now just over a month since the terrible earthquake that struck on 25 April. I travelled there with Sola... Keep reading

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Nepal earthquake: When the dust settles

11 May 2015

When I arrived at Kathmandu airport about a week ago, one of the first things I noticed was the number of people wearing face masks. I thought that this might be a precaution against disease following the earthquake. When I... Keep reading

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