Of reported COVID-19 deaths in Chile since the start of the pandemic have been aged 60 or more.

In Argentina, the average age of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is


In Peru, people aged 60 or more account for


of reported COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

From March 2020 to 2021


of Colombia’s 55,000 reported COVID-19 deaths were aged 55+.

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Global Platform and the Brazilian National Front for Strengthening Long-Term Care Facilities.*

Joint Webinar

COVID-19 and long-term care for older people in Brazil. Lessons from 2020 for 2021.

On Thursday 8 April 2-4pm (UK time) [in Portuguese]

An English summary will be posted as a blog.

A Frente de Fortalecimento às ILPIs (https://www.frentenacionalilpi.com.br/) is a network established in 2020 by Brazilian academics, policy-makers and other experts with interests in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs). It has a particular focus on supporting policies to reduce the impacts of COVID-19 on LTCFs, and a longer-run agenda to improve general Brazilian LTCF policy.

Chair: Patrick Wachholz, Department of Public Health, Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp).

Speakers: (about 15 mins each)

Karla Giacomin. Health Secretariat, Municipality of Belo Horizonte.
Taking stock of the first year of the Frente Nacional and planning for the second.

Natalia Horta. Associate Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas).
Supporting long-term care facilities in Contagem, Minas Gerais.

Meirelayne Duarte
Supporting long-term care facilities in Salvador, Bahia.

Paulo José Fortes Villas Boas. Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp).
Supporting long-term care facilities in São Paulo State.



The weekly webinars have been a big success. We want to build on this by offering network members the opportunity to organise webinar sessions.

The Platform will facilitate this process by:

  • Managing proposals and timeslots.

  • Promoting on our site, in our newsletter and via social media.

  • Posting slides and recordings after the event (if you wish).

  • Posting related blogs and material.

This call will function like conference panel proposals. You need to complete this online form.

“Older people’s livelihoods, income security and access to social protection during COVID-19 and beyond”,  Florian Juergens, Global Advisor – Social Protection, HelpAge International.

“Older people’s livelihoods, income security and access to social protection during COVID-19 and beyond”, Florian Juergens, Global Advisor – Social Protection, HelpAge International.

COVID-19 disproportionally affects poor and marginalized populations who are more exposed to the virus and have fewer resources to protect themselves. Multidimensional poverty – lack of access to water, undernutrition, and exposure
to air pollution – increases the risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 .

COVID-19 and older people in Mexico City: the response of the city’s Department of Welfare and Social Inclusion [1] (English version)

Mexico City (CDMX) contained just over 9 million inhabitants in 2015 (INEGI, 2019), with a population aged 60 and over of 1.2 million INEGI, 2015). Older people in the city face great challenges in terms of gender equality, education, health, mobility, access to employment, decent work, care, spaces for participation, violence, among many other issues.

Las personas mayores frente al COVID-19 en la Ciudad de México: el papel de la Secretaría de Inclusión y Bienestar Social [1]

En la población de la Ciudad de México (CDMX), en 2015, residían poco más de 9 millones de habitantes (INEGI, 2019), y una población con 60 años y más de 1.2 millones, más de la mitad (57.5%) son mujeres y el resto (42.5%) son hombres (INEGI, 2015). Actualmente cuenta con una de las Constituciones Políticas más avanzadas del país (2017). Sin embargo, las personas mayores enfrentan grandes retos en materia de equidad de género, educación, salud, movilidad, acceso al empleo, al trabajo digno, al cuidado, a espacios de participación, violencias, entre muchos otros, que se recrudecieron a partir de la crisis sanitaria.