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HIV in India: why are older people the forgotten story?

01 December 2016

India has one the largest population of older people in the world at over 100 million people. In rural areas especially, many older men and women live in deprivation and poverty, and unable to access care due to a... Keep reading

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Mental health a growing public priority in India

05 January 2016

Growing prevalence of mental health disorders in older populations is an emerging public health challenge in India. There are some 3.7 million people in the country currently living with dementia, according to Dementia India Report of 2010 (pdf). This Keep reading (2 Comments)

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Community engagement at the forefront of WHO Global Forum on Innovation for Ageing Populations

17 November 2015

Last month in Kobe, Japan, 200 policymakers, practitioners and activists committed to healthy ageing gathered for the Second World Health Organization (WHO) Global Forum on Innovations for Ageing Populations. The discussions, which involved a good repr Keep reading

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Sexually-transmitted diseases in older age are an area of neglect

28 October 2015

HIV's disconnect with people in older age in terms of programmes, priorities and strategies has increasingly been discussed over recent years. Yet, conversations on sexually-transmitted diseases overall remain more neglected. Despite the vast number an Keep reading

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The end of AIDS by 2030? Only if older people are included

06 August 2014

The 20th International AIDS Conference concluded in Melbourne, Australia a few days ago. Many would say that the conference was a major step towards the "end of AIDS by 2030" target set up by UNAIDS and other global stakeholders... Keep reading

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