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HelpAge May 17
Today on , hundreds of people of all ages took to the streets of Yangon, Myanmar to raise awareness about the risks of high blood pressure. They exercised, got screened, and were taught how to prevent and manage the condition, and had lots of fun doing it!
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HelpAge May 15
is fundamental for addressing health inequalities: In Vietnam 40% of older urban dwellers manage their NCD conditions at a health facility compared with 26% in rural areas. Read how we can ensure in the new report
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HelpAge May 15
Many countries committed to achieve but older people are left behind: in Tanzania 12% of older people have health coverage. Read about what we can do to ensure in new report
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HelpAge May 15
We just held our policy roundtable on universal health coverage for the launch of our Global AgeWatch Insights report. We need sectors to work together to include ageing in πŸ‘‰
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HelpAge May 15
We have launched our latest Global AgeWatch Insights reports with . Discover what needs to change in Tanzania and Vietnam to ensure older people have access to the health care services they need. πŸ‘‰
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HelpAge May 10
When disasters hit, disrupted routines, poor access to healthcare, and transformed community structures exacerbate symptoms. Yet people living with it are ignored by those responding. 's new report explores how we can address this:
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DFID Burma May 9
What is simply aging and what is a ? & others have funded & to look at the relationship between health conditions & disabilities in ’. Find the report here
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HelpAge May 7
We have reached tens of thousands of older women and men in in the last year, ensuring they have: πŸ’΅ a decent income βš•οΈ access to healthcare πŸ—£οΈ voice in their community. Find out what our key achievements have been:
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HelpAge May 6
In the wake of , older people in Malawi are struggling to earn a decent income. Without this, they cannot buy food, putting them at grave risk of becoming malnourished.
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HelpAge India May 5
Replying to @HelpAgeIndia_
HelpAge teams are on the ground. Food, solar lanterns and tarpaulin are urgently needed. Please donate to and help HelpAge for procurement of relief stocks for natives. Every penny matters in these times of distress.
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Green Cloud Hosting Apr 30
How do you make sure older people in isolated communities are regularly screened? πŸ” Our friends are training up mobile community screening teams in Myanmar πŸ‘
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HelpAge Apr 29
Replying to @UN_PGA
research has shown that older people face financial hardship in order to access health care services. What will governments do to close the gaps in health insurance coverage to ensure access and affordable services for older women and men?
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HelpAge Apr 29
Replying to @UN_PGA
what steps are being taken to ensure that the models of being developed and promoted will ensure that people in greatest need are not left out?
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HelpAge Apr 29
Replying to @UN_PGA
to what extent are models taking into account the complex and long-term health and care needs of older people?
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HelpAge Apr 29
Today we're taking part in and asking questions on universal health coverage and ageing. For to be achieved, older people must be included.
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Age International Apr 15
What it is to face a cyclone when you're 89 πŸ‘‡
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Age International Apr 18
"They need to be treated with humanity"
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AGE Platform Europe Apr 18
Replying to @AGE_PlatformEU
"It is often thought that people in care fall under the scope of the convention for the rights of people with disabilities" says Claudia Mahler from the German Institute for Human Rights. Digitalisation further threatens autonomy and independence e.g. to get information
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HelpAge Apr 18
β€œEven patients have the right to make decisions about their care. No other person should dictate, what they should or shouldn’t do. Palliative care is an essential component to human rights.” Rose shares why autonomy in palliative care is so important.
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HelpAge Apr 18
Complex topic for our side event on final day of . We're exploring the normative elements of the right to autonomy and independence with Denise Hauser
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