Since 2011, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has been running an innovative scheme to support care-dependent older people in disadvantaged communities: Programa Maior Cuidado (PMC – Older Person’s Care Programme).
In all countries, the risk of dying from a COVID-19 infection increases markedly with advancing age.
The Global Platform has hosted a number of webinars and blogs which draw attention to the high vulnerability to COVID-19 of older adults in residential care facilities in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
HelpAge International along with ESCAP, UNFPA, JAGES and AGAC, is organising a webinar on “Older persons, communities and COVID-19”.
By Gabrielle Kelly, Samson Institute for Ageing Research, South Africa (This blog is linked to a Global Platform webinar on Pensions, Social Protection and Older People which ran on 15 May 2020). In...
A recent paper examines the steps that Nepal can take to curb the potential public health disaster due to COVID19.