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The Gambella Project: Supporting older refugees

19 June 2015

At the beginning of April, I had a second opportunity to visit HelpAge's project to support South Sudanese refugees in Gambella. Last time, I saw how we had helped over 2,200 older refugees in Tierkidi camp with UNHCR funds.... Keep reading


Healthy ageing in Tanzania

17 March 2015

Eat right, exercise and keep active. I'm bombarded with these messages everywhere I go - at the grocery store, at the doctor, at the gym -- and the message is clear - healthier lifestyles can have a major impact... Keep reading (2 Comments)


Sustainable Development Goals: At the heart of the post-2015 negotiations in New York

02 February 2015

I recently attended the first Intergovernmental Negotiations on the post-2015 Development Agenda at the UN in New York. It was a great honour for the Stakeholder Group on Ageing to nominate me to represent them. Additionally, I was selected by... Keep reading (1 Comment)


25 years of empowering older people in the Philippines

02 December 2014

Last weekend, we at the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE), HelpAge's longstanding Affiliate in the Philippines, celebrated our Silver Anniversary. In the 25 years we have existed, there have been significant improvements made to the lives man Keep reading


Embedding rights across all aspects of ageing

01 April 2014

Last week, I took part in the fifth Pan-American Gerontology and Geriatrics congress in Colombia. I was invited by Lia Daichman of the International Network on the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) to speak on the progress made in... Keep reading

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