Health and care

Older people are living longer and global population ageing will provide major health challenges in the 21st century.

We're working now to improve older people's health and get health providers ready to face the challenges of global ageing.

Health and care policy

We're urging health providers to be prepared for the challenges that global ageing brings.

Read about HelpAge's policy work to improve healthcare for older people.

Non-communicable diseases

An older woman in Kyrgyzstan is tested for diabetes Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cancers and dementia are thought of as "diseases of affluence".

In reality 80% of deaths from NCDs are in low- and middle-income countries. How are older people affected by NCDs?

Age Demands Action on Health

65-year-old Epefania receives treatment during the HelpAge-COSE health assessment.

On World Health Day, 7 April, older people call on their governments for access to age-friendly health services. And you can support them! 

Find out about our 2015 events.

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