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World Health Assembly: HelpAge side event on combating ageism to achieve healthy ageing

Delegations from all World Health Organization member states are currently gathered in Geneva for the 69th World Health Assembly and HelpAge will be part of a side event on Wednesday to highlight the impact of ageism on global health.

Posted: 23 May 2016

Who will listen to the older voices in humanitarian crises?

More than two-thirds of older refugees in HelpAge’s report Older voices in humanitarian crises said they did not have enough information about the humanitarian assistance available to them. Almost half said health services did not provide care for their age-related conditions, and a similar figure said they felt anxious, hopeless or depressed most or all of the time.

Posted: 05 May 2016

Rising from the rubble: Nepal earthquake one year on

At 11.56am local time, one year ago today, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Nearly 9,000 people were killed by the tremors, with more than 22,000 left injured. Whole villages were flattened and some 605,000 homes were left destroyed.

Posted: 22 April 2016

Zanzibar's new universal pension the first of its kind in east Africa

Older men and women in Zanzibar will have a government-funded universal pension for the first time today (15 April).

Posted: 14 April 2016

World Heath Day 2016: Older campaigners demand better diabetes care

On World Health Day 2016 thousands of Age Demands Action campaigners are calling for diabetes to be tackled early through screening, testing, treatment and education.

Posted: 06 April 2016

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