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HelpAge Sri Lanka plugs its country's homecare gap

28 November 2017

Sri Lanka has one of the fastest ageing populations in Asia. Over 13% of people are over 60 years old and by 2050 this is projected to increase to more than 28%. Most of the older population lives in rural... Keep reading

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We need a data revolution that leaves no one behind

08 February 2016

This is the first blog in a series coinciding with our side event entitled Innovations on inclusion at the United Nation's Commission for Social Development in February 2016. Tony German from the Development Initiatives discusses how better data can... Keep reading

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Breaking the silence on elder abuse in Moldova

25 November 2015

On 12 November 2015 we launched the research report, Breaking the Silence: Elder abuse in the Republic of Moldova, which brought to light the hidden and distressing phenomenon of discrimination and abuse of older women and men. The report... Keep reading

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Voices of the marginalised: Older people and people with disabilities heard by policymakers

17 August 2015

A set of recommendations to improve the lives of older people and people with disabilities were discussed in front of key policy makers in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 5 August. More than 150 people were there to learn directly from... Keep reading

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Older people in East Asia: Advocates creating meaningful change

03 March 2015

I've just returned from Thailand where I experienced first-hand what HelpAge seeks to communicate, that older people are their own best advocates for change and a valuable recourse in their communities. I saw how older people's associations (OPAs) are... Keep reading

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