Press releases

EU and HelpAge International launch a new project to counter harmful traditional practices and discrimination against older people

Today the European Union to Tanzania and the East African Community (EAC), together with HelpAge International have launched a new two-year project to 'Strengthen Civil Society Voice and State Responsiveness and Accountability to Protect Older Women and Men from all Violence in the Lake Victoria region of Tanzania. The event was held in Mwanza and the Regional Commissioner, Hon. John Mongella was the guest of honour.

Posted: 04 May 2017

HelpAge International saddened to hear of the death of former employee James Blackburn

HelpAge was saddened to hear of the death of James Blackburn, a former member of staff. James was the Regional Director for Latin America from 2004 until 2012 and Country Director for Colombia from 2012 to 2015.

Posted: 02 May 2017

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