86%

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

74

In Peru, people aged 60 or more account for

70%

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

From March 2020 to 2021

86%

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

We are collecting information on vaccines prioritisation policies. Join us in collecting data across countries.

WEBINAR SERIES

COVID-19 and the mental health of older people in low and middle-income countries.


Friday 21 May 2-4pm (UK time).


Chair: Dr. Ziggi Santini, University of Southern Denmark.

Speakers:

Soumitra Pathare. The Indian Law Society.
COVID-19 and the mental wellbeing of older people in India.

Clarissa Giebel. The University of Liverpool.
The effects of the COVID-19 on the mental health of older people: insights from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

Janet Seeley. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Reflecting on the experiences of older people in South Africa and Uganda in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic 2020-2021. 

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CALL FOR WEEKLY WEBINAR PROPOSALS

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.

COVID-19 and older people in Mexico: the perils of premature data analysis

COVID-19 and older people in Mexico: the perils of premature data analysis

Several Global Platform blogs and related publications draw attention to the limited quality and availability of age-disaggregated data on COVID-19 mortality in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Sometimes researchers have to do the best they can with questionable data, perhaps adding a caveat or two as an insurance policy. But sometimes the data are so flawed that researchers should disengage.

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