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Age Demands Action in Gaza: Inspiring younger people to support older people's rights!

10 October 2011

On 30 September, I participated in a video conference in collaboration with Tony Blair Faith Foundation, as part of Age Demands Action. The objective was to exchange information with young students about issues affecting older people and the role... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Age Demands Action campaign with HelpAge International

06 October 2011

Walter Woods is the Vice President, AARP Foundation Impact Programs (Isolation) and has more than 20 years of social development experience working both with and for young and older people in the Greater Washington Region. This year, HelpAge took... Keep reading (3 Comments)

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Older people in Gujarat, India take action on International Day of Older Persons

05 October 2011

Older people in India are amongst the most vulnerable groups in society. According to the last census in India, around three quarters of the older population were unable to read and write. One third were living below the poverty... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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At the UN: Differing views on older people's rights, but we're on right track

05 August 2011

I work with older persons organisation Zivot 90 in the Czech Republic. This week I attended the second Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) at the UN in New York which met to discuss the protection of older people's rights.... Keep reading

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Challenges of dealing with TB in older people

10 July 2011

"The intention to screen is the intention to treat." The most important statement of most tuberculosis (TB) control strategies! Of all population groups, the above statement is most relevant to older people. As the TB epidemic grows, the issues... Keep reading

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