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.
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.
A call for WHO and Global Health Agencies to address the exclusion of older people from trials and research in vaccines and health interventions.
Why were older people either absent or only marginally represented in trials of many COVID-19 vaccines? What lessons can we take from this moving forward?
This note highlights issues faced by older women across the four nations of the United Kingdom during the Covid-19 pandemic, and sets out recommendations on how these should be addressed.
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.