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Blogs by Rachel Albone


Two steps forward, one step back at this year's World Health Assembly

01 June 2018

Last week's 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva brought together all the World Health Organization's member states to discuss key global health issues. On the agenda was a report on the progress made in implementing the Global Strategy... Keep reading


The SDGs' next step: finalising indicators

05 November 2015

Having been successful in ensuring people of ages are explicitly included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), HelpAge has turned its attention to the effort to develop a set of indicators with which to monitor progress against the goals... Keep reading


WHO report builds towards a future where everyone experiences healthy ageing

30 September 2015

This week the World Health Organization (WHO) published the long-awaited World Report on Ageing and Health. For HelpAge, this publication is hugely exciting and comes at a crucial time. Population ageing is a major global trend of the 21st century,... Keep reading


World AIDS Day 2014: Ensuring older people don't fall through the gaps

28 November 2014

On this World AIDS Day there is much discussion about the possibility of ending AIDS by 2030. UNAIDS has launched a set of fast track targets that it thinks will help to achieve the goal of a world in... Keep reading


WHO report: Data on older people living with HIV

29 July 2014

Marking a good week for HelpAge's work on HIV, the WHO's Global Update on the Health Sector Response to HIV, that was launched last week recognises the health-related challenges faced by people in their 50s and older living with... Keep reading

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