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DRC crisis: Older people and a lifetime of conflict

27 November 2012

In August, I visited the HelpAge office in Goma, DRC. What struck me immediately was the tight security around the town. I realised that people there live with extreme caution. During my visit, I went to Mugunga refugee camp.... Keep reading (1 Comment)


Meeting the campaigners who make Age Demands Action

14 November 2012

For a Campaigns Coordinator, it is a dream come true to meet the faces behind our Age Demands Action campaign. In October, I travelled to Nairobi in Kenya to meet our activists who, for the past two years, have... Keep reading (2 Comments)


Promising signs from UNAIDS to include HIV care and support

14 November 2012

Care and support is one of the crucial pillars of a comprehensive response to HIV, alongside prevention and treatment. Yet care and support for people with HIV and their carers and families, has long been neglected, particularly in the... Keep reading


Depression common in people with HIV and among their children and carers

08 November 2012

It is becoming increasingly evident that for many people with HIV, physical health is not the only issue. For many people living with the virus; emotional, psychological, social and spiritual - psychosocial - support is extremely important as well.... Keep reading


International Day for Disaster Reduction: Older women leading the way in community resilience

12 October 2012

This International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), I was thinking how much HelpAge's work on disaster risk reduction has expanded over the past few years. Our work in communities to help older people respond to disasters is much better... Keep reading

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