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The Urgency of now: Uganda's responsibility to its older citizens

18 April 2016

International donors are threatening to stop funding Uganda's Senior Citizens Grant (SCG) due to the national Government failing to provide counter funding. But whose responsibility is it anyway? It seems cruel that families who depend solely on this g Keep reading


What makes a city age-inclusive?

12 February 2016

This is the final blog in a three-part series coinciding with our side event entitled Innovations on inclusion at the United Nation's Commission for Social Development in February 2016. Professor Vappu Taipale, incoming trustee at HelpAge and chair at.. Keep reading


Uprating social protection benefits: an example from Bolivia

13 May 2013

The question of how social transfers should be indexed over time is a hot topic for social protection practitioners. A recent case from Bolivia reveals some of the issues at stake. Last week, on 1st May, Bolivia’s president Evo... Keep reading


Technological solutions for older people: Challenges and opportunities

14 March 2013

Technological innovations in the forms of medical and assistive devices are essential in contemporary healthcare systems. They play a crucial role in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. Medical machines and implants are just a couple Keep reading


World Water Day: Older people's contributions can make a difference

21 March 2012

The 6th World Water Forum concluded recently in Marseille, France and generated a great deal of interest among policy makers, governments, development agencies and civil society. However, older people's concerns about current water crises, how they are af Keep reading (9 Comments)

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