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.
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.
Discussant: Elaine Wethington, Professor Emeritus (Active) of Human Development and of Sociology, Cornell University.
COVID-19 and older people in India.
Wednesday 26 May 2-4pm (UK time).
Dr Perianayagam Arokiasamy, Head of International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai.
Dr Vinod Shah, Chairman, Janaseva Foundation, Pune.
Dr Prasun Chatterjee, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi.
Discussant: Aravinda Guntupali, the University of Aberdeen, UK.
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The direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on older people in low and middle-income countries: one year on
In March 2020, the BMJ published a comment on the potential effects that the COVID-19 pandemic might have on older adults in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) . This predicted that older people in LMICs would account for a large share of COVID-19 mortality, since these countries contain around 70 per cent of the global population aged 60 or more and there is less access to effective health interventions than in high-income countries.
Younger adults are now accounting for a higher share of reported COVID-19 mortality in Brazil.
Over the past weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has reached catastrophic levels, first in Brazil, then in other parts of Latin America and now in India. What does this mean for older people?
The CIAT emergency strategy framework for managing covid-19 in long-term care facilities: the case of Brazil
Over the past year, members of the Global Platform have worked together to produce a set of emergency guidance for managing the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care facilities. This guidance pays particular attention to the contexts of low and middle-income countries.
The Global Platform has drawn attention to previous proposals to exclude or de-prioritise older people in COVID-19 vaccination programmes in countries such as Indonesia and Peru.
Goias was the second Brazilian state to start a vaccination campaign against COVID-19, and the governor (who happens to be a doctor) personally gave the first vaccine to an older person.
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