Press releases

On the first anniversary of Zanzibar's universal pension, HelpAge calls on African governments to implement similar schemes

As Zanzibar celebrates the first anniversary of its universal pension scheme, HelpAge International is calling on African governments to implement similar social protection initiatives.

Posted: 13 April 2017

HelpAge appoints Justin Derbyshire as CEO

HelpAge International has announced the appointment of Justin Derbyshire as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from today.

Posted: 01 March 2017

Increasing older people's visibility in HIV data collection, analysis and reporting across South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe

HelpAge International has organised a two-day high-level regional meeting on data disaggregation in Dar es Salaam on 9-10 February 2017. The meeting will encourage key stakeholders drawn from South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe to recognise the need to include older people during collection, analysis and reporting of data on prevalence, prevention, care and treatment of HIV.

Posted: 09 February 2017

As people with HIV age, they must be included in HIV prevention, treatment, care and support

UNAIDS is calling for a comprehensive strategy to respond to the increasing long-term health care costs associated with older people who have HIV.

Posted: 01 December 2016

HelpAge International report outlines recommendations to ensure cities are inclusive for all ages

Urban development must protect and promote the rights of older people and create inclusive, welcoming and supportive cities for all ages, HelpAge International argues in a new report launched ahead of the sustainable urbanisation conference Habitat III.

Posted: 10 October 2016