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Stronger together: Reinvigorating our dynamic global network of heroes

29 July 2016

The heroes in the HelpAge story have always been the network members and particularly the older people who lead them. Heroes like rights campaigner in Jamaica Kenneth Hemsley who sadly died recently. The HelpAge network is at the heart of... 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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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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Looking back on action/2015 - a movement giving a voice to older people

08 January 2016

There are many things HelpAge and its network can be proud of when looking back on 2015. Throughout the year, 1.4 million older people accessed health, HIV and care services, and around 850,000 of the world's most vulnerable older... Keep reading

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Community engagement at the forefront of WHO Global Forum on Innovation for Ageing Populations

17 November 2015

Last month in Kobe, Japan, 200 policymakers, practitioners and activists committed to healthy ageing gathered for the Second World Health Organization (WHO) Global Forum on Innovations for Ageing Populations. The discussions, which involved a good repr Keep reading

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