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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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As rural Serbia depopulates, what is the impact on the older people left behind?

20 January 2017

As people of working age are drawn to towns and cities across Serbia by the availability of work, family structures are shifting, and older people are left behind in rural areas, often isolated and forgotten. Aware of the difficulties older... Keep reading

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"HelpAge has given me hope that help is near": Tackling diabetes in Jamaica

07 April 2016

Non-communicable diseases account for 79% of deaths in Jamaica, of which diabetes complications cause 11%. In spite of this, the Caribbean country has few systems in place to address these growing figures. HelpAge International and the World Diabetes Fou Keep reading

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Financial abuse the biggest risk for Serbia's older people

15 January 2016

Serbia's older population is subjected to various forms of abuse, including violence, neglect or psychological harm, yet it is financial exploitation that is most common, the new United Nations Population Fund-supported report Well-kept family secret: e Keep reading

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World Diabetes Day: Older people mobilised in Kyrgyzstan

23 November 2015

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are increasingly on the agenda of countries across the world, as more and more they become the cause of premature death and disability. The World Health Organization has called on all member states to develop policies a Keep reading

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