Africa

We help and empower older people in Africa. We support older people to have secure incomes by advocating for pensions and providing livelihoods support. We ensure older people access the health services they need. We fight for older people's needs and rights to be placed right at the heart of policy and legislation. 

Where we work in Africa

We reach out to help older people across Africa through our offices in the countries below, as well as through more than 30 HelpAge global network members.

Ethiopia

Older man and woman with their grandson in Ethiopia (c) Konrad Stoehr/HelpAge Deutschland

Since 1992 we have striving to improve the lives of older people across Ethiopia. 

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Kenya

Older women in Nairobi, Kenya (c) Benj Binks/HelpAge International

Through our Africa regional office in Nairobi, we are tackling hunger, campaigning for pensions and providing access to healthcare across Kenya.

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Mozambique

Older woman in Mozambique (c) Amy Heritage/Age International

We have been working in Mozambique since 1988. We are advocating to protect older men and women's rights, and to provide them with financial and social security.

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South Africa

Older people association member in South Africa (c) Eva-Lotta Jansson/HelpAge International

Our Southern Africa Regional Age Network, which is based in Pretoria, helps people of all ages to realise their human rights. Knowledge from across the southern Africa region is gathered on its website AgeAfrica.net.

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South Sudan

Older woman in a refugee camp in South Sudan (c) Samir Bol/HelpAge International

Conflict continues to ravage South Sudan since its independence in 2011. We are working hard to help improve the health and wellbeing of older men and women who continue to be affected.

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Tanzania

Fishermen in Zanzibar, Tanzania who fund their business with their pension (c) Ben Small/HelpAge International

In Tanzania we are working hard to ensure all older people receive pensions, to improve access to and quality of health services, and to empower older people to claim their rights.

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HelpAge International Africa Office,
Off Lower Kabete Road,
Off Shanzu Road, PO Box 14888 00800, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: + 254 20 263 7854
Mobile: +254 0721 361608/ +254 0733 333246
Tele/Fax: +254 20 444 1052
Email: helpage.africa@helpage.org

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