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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


Taking notice of the new ageing paradigm: Why we need more data

08 January 2015

We live in a society that would be unrecognisable to visitors travelling in time from the early 20th century. They would notice the technological wonders of this age, but may not notice something which we take for granted: increasing... Keep reading (7 Comments)


Mozambique: Promise of better pensions for older people

15 December 2014

On 1 October, when the rest of the world was launching the Global Age Watch Index, government officials and civil society in Mozambique were busy with the national electoral campaign. So we decided to launch the Index on 19... Keep reading

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