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Ageing and the media in Democratic Republic of Congo

04 December 2013

In my role as communications officer at HelpAge in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), I recently went to Beni to organise and take part in a two-day workshop with media professionals from radio, television and print journalism. The... Keep reading


DRC: Older people and healthcare

18 September 2013

Part of HelpAge's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) focuses on providing healthcare for older people. Our work in this area has been successful thanks, in part, to partnerships we've established with health centres and organisations working.. Keep reading


Preventing elder abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo

08 July 2013

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15 June, HelpAge organised an event in collaboration with CAEPA (Collective Associations for People of the Third Age). Over 100 older men and women took part. St phanie Mukendi, Protection Adviser for HelpAge... Keep reading (1 Comment)


DRC: Protecting older people from violence

26 June 2013

A local NGO working to support people affected by the conflict in DRC is working across four camps for internally displaced people, including Mugungu III. Across the four camps, 1,000 older people received at least 100 biomass briquettes each... Keep reading (2 Comments)


Home sweet home? Maybe not...

30 November 2012

Do you remember the last time you went camping? You probably recall these typical scenarios: Rain, wearing lots of layers because of the cold, being soaked because your waterproof jacket is letting the rain in, feeling the stones and... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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