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Dancing lotuses bring joy to all ages in Vietnam

26 November 2018

Two hours' drive east of Vietnam's capital Hanoi, the fertile Red River Delta is a peaceful and populous region of mixed farming, and a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve. Arriving at Ngoc Hoa village hall down a narrow causeway between fishponds,... Keep reading

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How FOPDEV's Buddy HomeCare is bringing generations together in Thailand

12 September 2018

Thailand's population is ageing quickly. This rapid demographic change presents a big challenge for the country, as more and more older people need care and support in their daily lives. Throughout history, families have remained the bedrock of care an Keep reading

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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 in north-west Pakistan. Until a few years ago, he lived happily with his wife and children in their village, earning a living through... Keep reading (3 Comments)

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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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