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Consider inequalities across the life course to improve older women's lives

11 September 2018

Are we really interested in what happens to people in older age? If we take a look at the Sustainable Development Goals we might think so, with their strong message of "leave no one behind". Many of the 17 goals... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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Demanding an end to elder abuse in Nepal

20 July 2018

"I beg for food and I eat whatever people give me, whether the food is cold, fresh or not, clean or not. I live with these street dogs as my children. So far, God has gifted me good health.... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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A disability summit for people of all ages

19 July 2018

Ninzizi, a Burundi refugee who is mute and has mental illness (c) Ben Small/HelpAge International Something exceptional is taking place in London on 24th July: the first ever Global Disability Summit. Co-hosted by the UK and Kenya Governments and the Keep reading

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Sharing knowledge and experiences to help place accountability at the heart of social protection

22 June 2018

South African grandmothers cross a crocodile-infested river to collect their pensions. In Uganda, family members push frail and sick older people in carts for several kilometres so they can collect their pension. These cases may sound far-fetched, but t Keep reading

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Two steps forward, one step back at this year's World Health Assembly

01 June 2018

Last week's 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva brought together all the World Health Organization's member states to discuss key global health issues. On the agenda was a report on the progress made in implementing the Global Strategy... Keep reading

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