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COVID-19 vaccine prioritisation in low and middle-income countries: where should older people fit in?
By Peter Lloyd-Sherlock,...
Concern about vaccine nationalism is important and well-founded, but it has overshadowed another key form of injustice: vaccine ageism.
Brazil gained prominence in the pandemic, occupying 2nd place in the global ranking of infections and deaths. Considering the risk factors among older people, the ELSI-COVID-19 initiative arose as a strategy to understand the effects of the pandemic in the lives of older adults.
How does age fit and intersect with other issues and identities? How can we encourage more inclusive, joined-up thinking?
A rápida mudança da pirâmide etária populacional brasileira, com o progressivo estreitamento da base e alargamento do topo, caracteriza a transição demográfica, cujo padrão se assemelha a vários países de baixa e média renda.
As the world starts to vaccinate, a lot of questions have started to appear in the media about the characteristics and reliability of different jabs. To better understand the challenges of mass immunisation in the context of low and middle income countries (LMICs), we have contacted Dr Anderson Brito, a virologist with experience in the Brazilian context.
The United Nations World Data Forum recognises the deplorable state of data on older people and COVID-19
The Global Platform has been one of very few voices of protest against the failure of many countries to provide age-disaggregated data on COVID-19 an older people, as well as the very poor quality of the limited data that are published.
An emergency strategy for managing COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in low and middle-income countries: the CIAT Framework (Version 2*)
This paper draws on available evidence to assess the COVID-19 vulnerability of LTCFs in different LMICs, taking note of specific features of provision before and during the pandemic.
Desde 2011, a cidade brasileira de Belo Horizonte tem executado um esquema inovador de apoio a idosos dependentes de cuidados em comunidades carentes: o Programa Maior Cuidado (PMC).