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Older people denied right to health and risk being left behind in push towards universal health coverage, new Global AgeWatch Insights reveals

As the global population ages, health systems need to adapt to ensure older women and men can realise their right to health, new Global AgeWatch Insights report reveals

Posted: 12 December 2018

HelpAge International helping older survivors of Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami

On Friday 28 September a massive 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, causing a tsunami of six-metre high waves to surge through the coastal city of Palu

Posted: 04 October 2018

Older campaigners stand up for their rights on UN International Day of Older Persons

Thousands of older activists in more than 25 countries globally are meeting, marching, demonstrating and calling on their governments to recognise and support their human rights, this Monday 1 October, UN International Day of Older Persons (IDOP18).

Posted: 01 October 2018

Humanitarian actors exclude older people in crisis response, new reports reveal

Agencies that respond to disasters and emergencies still exclude older people, including those that live with disabilities, according to two new studies by the Humanitarian Policy Group of the Overseas Development Institute.

Posted: 13 August 2018

Older people speak out at the UN on independence and autonomy

Older people invited by HelpAge International are at the United Nations in New York this week, taking part in the ninth session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG).

Posted: 23 July 2018

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