As COVID-19 vaccination programmes roll out, urgent action is needed to ensure that everyone, everywhere can realise their right to vaccination, and that the rights of older people, and those most at risk, are properly protected and promoted.
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Resource Centre for Elderly (RCE), is running a vaccination awareness campaign and helping the government reach all older people.
We spoke to Vira Tum, Executive Director of HelpAge Cambodia, to find out about the situation in the country and what challenges remain, despite the overall success.
Sanju Thapa Magar from Ageing Nepal tells us about the problems that older people are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal, including access to vaccines.
The vaccination programme in Russia is marred in controversy and not universally popular. Confidence in the vaccines is low and the government is resorting to the use of carrots and sticks to encourage people to get vaccinated.
After a long period of official denial that coronavirus exists in Tanzania, the government did a dramatic U-turn on COVID-19 policy. But the country is facing major challenges to obtain enough vaccines and to overcome hesitancy.
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COVID-19 vaccination offers a beacon of hope. But this hope will only be fulfilled when those most at risk are vaccinated.
The RCCE Collective has published a Data4Action report on COVID-19 vaccination among older people in the East and Southern Africa region.
This project was designed to improve uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in Tanzania across all the priority target groups including older people.