We empower older people in Africa in a whole range of ways.
For instance, we share information with our partners and advise on ageing issues.
We fight for older people's needs and rights to be placed right at the heart of policy and legislation.
We also help older people take action to curb the impact and spread of HIV and AIDS.
Where we work in Africa
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Supporting older people in Africa
- In Uganda, we have established older people's groups to help them find out about their rights and empower them to lobby local authorities.
- In Ethiopia, we have provided cash transfers to 960 older people affected by the current drought so their basic needs are met.
- In the villages where we work in Tanzania, we have cut the number of murders related to witchcraft accusations by 90%
- In South Africa, we have secured transport for over 8,000 older people so they can get to health clinics.
As part of our 2010-2015 Africa Strategy, we want:
- better income security for older people, through pensions and work
- better-quality health, HIV and AIDS, and care services for older people and those they support
- more focus on older people's needs in emergencies, and a bigger role for them in recovery efforts
- to create and support a movement in which older people challenge age discrimination and claim their rights.