Press releases

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

Older men and women stand up against ageism around the world

Older activists from more than 45 countries across the world will join the United Nation's call to "take a stand against ageism" on International Day of Older Persons.

Posted: 30 September 2016

Older people's inclusion to dominate discussions on Sustainable Development Goals at Tanzania forum

Tanzania's Economic and Social Research Foundation, in collaboration with HelpAge International, is organising a High Level National Dialogue Forum in Dar es Salaam on Thursday 1 September 2016. It will discuss the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how the commitment to "leave no one behind" has given older people new visibility in the post-2015 process.

Posted: 31 August 2016