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.


Discussant: Elaine Wethington, Professor Emeritus (Active) of Human Development and of Sociology, Cornell University.

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EMERGENCY WEBINAR

COVID-19 and older people in India.


Wednesday 26 May 2-4pm (UK time).

Speakers:

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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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.

The direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on older people in low and middle-income countries: one year on

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) [1]. 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.

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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+.

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