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 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?

ADA on Health

Find out more about Age Demands Action on Heath.

To mark World Health Day on 7 April and its theme of Health and Ageing, older people from around the world are continuing their campaign for better healthcare.

Find out more about our first ever Age Demands Action on Health.

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