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Zar Jan's story: inclusive humanitarian response in Pakistan

13 July 2018

Zar Jan is a 68 year old man from Orakzai, a fertile valley in the mountains of Waziristan, North West Pakistan. Until a few years ago, he lived happily with his wife and children in their village, earning a... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Sharing knowledge and experiences to help place accountability at the heart of social protection

22 June 2018

South African grandmothers cross a crocodile-infested river to collect their pensions. In Uganda, family members push frail and sick older people in carts for several kilometres so they can collect their pension. These cases may sound far-fetched, but t Keep reading

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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

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Campaigning in Kyrgyzstan: "No matter what, we are not going to stop and remain silent"

06 March 2018

Svetlana Bashtovenko, director of Resource Center for Elderly, a HelpAge global network member, is one of the most influential activists and experts in the field of ageing in Kyrgyzstan. We talked with Svetlana about the situation older people face... Keep reading

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We came not to lament, we want action

As an organisation centred on human rights, we at HelpAge International want to put voices and participation of older people at the heart of what we do. This week, there has been a special focus on older people at the... Keep reading

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