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What it's like to be an aid worker in Sierra Leone after Ebola

24 July 2017

Glynnis Cummings-John moved from the UK to Sierra Leone during the aftermath of Ebola as a Technical Inclusion Advisor for HelpAge International. She has been instrumental in the development of Sierra Leone's first National Ageing Policy, which will imp Keep reading

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5 ways we effectively engaged the Myanmar Government with ageing and social protection policy

30 June 2017

June is an exciting month for us here in Myanmar. All older people over the age of 90 are now eligible to receive 10,000 Burmese kyat (around US$7) per month from a new universal social pension - the first... Keep reading

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From victims to game changers: older people can transform disaster risk reduction

13 June 2017

The world is changing rapidly. Global warming has seen a rise in temperature of about 0.8 C in the past century, leading to greater environmental and climatic risks. This is a threat to life and livelihoods, warned a report by... Keep reading

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The way forward for the ageing nations of Asia and the Pacific

06 September 2016

The Asia-Pacific region will be particularly affected by the rapid and sustained increase in older people as a proportion of its population. Ageing workforces, macro-economic performance, fiscal sustainability and income inequality all weigh heavily on Keep reading

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The Pakistani cobbler showing entrepreneurial spirit doesn't age

12 August 2016

Many older men and women in Pakistan lead difficult lives, struggling to bring in a regular income and getting little financial support from the government. Only 6% of adult workers are covered by social protection, typically government workers. The... Keep reading

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