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Zar Jan's story: inclusive humanitarian response in Pakistan

13 July 2018

Zar Jan is a 68 year old man from Orakzai, a fertile valley in the mountains of Waziristan, North West Pakistan. Until a few years ago, he lived happily with his wife and children in their village, earning a... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Two steps forward, one step back at this year's World Health Assembly

01 June 2018

Last week's 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva brought together all the World Health Organization's member states to discuss key global health issues. On the agenda was a report on the progress made in implementing the Global Strategy... Keep reading

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It's the freedom to decide: on World Health Day older people's experiences of care and support must be heard

07 April 2018

For a convention on older people's rights to be strong and effective, it must reflect older people's experiences across the world. This means we must make sure that older people are listened to every step of the way. This... Keep reading

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HelpAge Sri Lanka plugs its country's homecare gap

28 November 2017

Sri Lanka has one of the fastest ageing populations in Asia. Over 13% of people are over 60 years old and by 2050 this is projected to increase to more than 28%. Most of the older population lives in rural... Keep reading

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As rural Serbia depopulates, what is the impact on the older people left behind?

20 January 2017

As people of working age are drawn to towns and cities across Serbia by the availability of work, family structures are shifting, and older people are left behind in rural areas, often isolated and forgotten. Aware of the difficulties older... Keep reading

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