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Zanzibar: Celebrating a new pension and the life of Bi Kidude

15 April 2016

Zanzibar will make history today as it becomes the first country in East Africa to provide a state-funded universal pension for older people. As a result of this groundbreaking move, the country's men and women over 70 will receive a... Keep reading

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Bangladesh's new social security strategy to bring 30m into safety net programmes

22 December 2015

Bangladesh's long-awaited National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) has been launched - the first life-course approach to policy that will bring more than 30 million people into social safety net programmes. Intending to reduce extreme poverty, improve Keep reading

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Mzee Clement Kwezi: a leading figure on ageing issues in Tanzania

06 November 2015

He is vibrant, energetic and exudes a warmth that affects all around him. His demeanor belies his age. Seated among younger journalists attending a media training workshop organised by HelpAge International's Tanzania office this month, the 79-year-old Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Learning, sharing and connecting at the IAGG Asia/Oceania 2015 Congress

30 October 2015

HelpAge International plays a key role in the East Asia-Pacific region gathering and sharing knowledge to support a wider movement aiming to improve the wellbeing of older people. From 19-22 October, we advanced this agenda through the 10th International Keep reading

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Older age: a double whammy for women?

01 October 2015

After a lifetime of providing unpaid care for friends and family, older women often live in poverty with no one to care for them. Ageing is inevitable, but its gendered injustices are not. The trend of global ageing Over the first... Keep reading

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