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World AIDS Day: Ending the AIDS pandemic

30 November 2015

HIV still remains one of the major challenges of the 21st century. This World AIDS Day we stand with the rest of the world in working towards the end of AIDS, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. This will... Keep reading

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Sexually-transmitted diseases in older age are an area of neglect

28 October 2015

HIV's disconnect with people in older age in terms of programmes, priorities and strategies has increasingly been discussed over recent years. Yet, conversations on sexually-transmitted diseases overall remain more neglected. Despite the vast number an 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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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 of ma Keep reading

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International Widows Day: Older women in Bangladesh

23 June 2014

Today, International Widows' Day is observed to address the poverty and injustice faced by widows and their children around the world. When I think of the hardships that widows, in particular older widows face, I am instantly reminded of... Keep reading (4 Comments)

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