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HelpAge marks World AIDS Day: HIV and ageing in Africa

09 December 2011

Last week, HelpAge’s ICASA pre-conference on HIV and ageing in Africa took place. The conference has been in the planning for many months and we are pleased to report it was a great success! The first day started with... Keep reading (1 Comment)


Long-term care in old age: An overlooked need

05 December 2011

In a recent meeting of HelpAge network affiliates and partners, we discussed the issues of long-term care and care towards the end of life. From our discussions, it seemed clear that long-term care in old age is a sometimes... Keep reading (1 Comment)


World AIDS Day: The HIV epidemic is ageing and we must all respond

25 November 2011

Thursday 1 December is World AIDS Day and this year the HIV community has much to celebrate. We have seen declines in new infections; new and ambitious commitments and targets for the HIV response set by world leaders at... Keep reading


Five years of Age Demands Action in Kyrgyzstan

01 November 2011

On 12 October this year older people in Kyrgyzstan celebrated the UN International Day of Older Persons for the fifth time! They met key government representatives at a national conference in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. Speaking passionately about their. Keep reading


7 billion people: What happens when billions of babies grow up?

31 October 2011

As the world population reaches seven billion today, we must remember that this is not just about a world belonging to younger generations. The world does not solely belong to the young. As more of us live longer, this... Keep reading

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