RECENT WEBINAR

From the Global Platform for the Rapid Generation and Transfer of Knowledge on COVID-19 and older adults in low and middle-income countries:

COVID-19 and older people in China.

Until March 2022 there had been relatively few cases of COVID-19 in mainland China. Since then, parts of the country have seen a rapid surge in rates of infection, leading to emergency public health responses. China contains over 166 million people aged 65 or more. This webinar assessed the specific vulnerability of older people to the new pandemic situation.

​Speakers:

Zhaorui Liu, Peking University Institute of Mental Health.

Francesca Chiu, University of East Anglia and the University of Copenhagen.

WATCH THE RECORDING HERE

Contact: Peter Lloyd-Sherlock p.lloyd-sherlock@uea.ac.uk

NEW DIGITAL PUBLICATION:
THE GLOBAL PLATFORM READER

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A compilation of selected posts from The Global Platform blog since 2020.

 

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CALL FOR 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.

 
WHAT DO THEY NEED?

INCONTINENCE PADS

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS THAT CAN BE DRUNK AS SHAKES (MANY OLDER UKRAINIANS STRUGGLE TO CHEW)

SIMPLE MEDICAL ITEMS LIKE SUDOCREM

For more information, see https://www.helpage.org/what-we-do/older-people-in-ukraine/ and https://www.ageinternational.org.uk/donation/ukraine-appeal/#step1

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation, 5 February 2021.


“There is a disturbing narrative in some countries that it’s OK if older people die. It’s not OK… Those most at risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19, including health workers and older people, must come first. And they must come first everywhere.”

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.