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Measuring the untapped potential of older people in Europe

11 June 2015

We know that advances in health and social welfare in the 20th Century have been a victim of their own success: the success in longevity gains and ageing populations implies great pressures on resources, particularly for pensions and healthcare. However, Keep reading


Making older people count in the data revolution

07 May 2015

HelpAge International made sure older people were counted at the Cartagena Data Festival last month. The event brought together over 450 participants from across the world to take part in a global conversation on the data revolution. Delegates included... Keep reading


The double burden of disease in old age: a study from South Asia

09 April 2015

The coexistence of communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also termed "the double burden of disease", is having a huge impact on populations across the world, and more specifically on older populations. As we live longer, and as a result of.. Keep reading


Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction Framework: older people and the importance of data

24 March 2015

Last week, a delegation from HelpAge International attended the UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan to agree a new Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). There were concerns when the closing ceremony was postponed that a new DRR Framework was... Keep reading


A post-2015 framework for all ages

27 February 2015

There has been much discussion around 2015 as a crucial juncture for governments to take decisive action on global development issues, so that Ban Ki Moon's bold statement of "leaving no one behind" becomes reality as the Sustainable Development... Keep reading

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