The Global Platform first came together in early 2020 as an ad hoc and spontaneous “we need to do something” response to the terrifying first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Programa Maior Cuidado (PMC) is a public sector intervention in Belo Horizonte, Brazil that provides lay carers to vulnerable older people for up to 20 hours per week.
Over five million Ukrainians have left their home country because of Russia’s military attack… More than half of all Ukrainian refugees went to Poland, while Germany has welcomed over 300,000.
On 3 April 2022 a strict lockdown was introduced in the Chinese city of Shanghai, in response to rapid increases in reported COVID-19 cases.
“Rather than locking the elderly up to protect them, the government should have provided incentives to encourage vaccination,” writes Francesca Chiu.
Covid has surged in a number of Asian countries that had once held the virus at bay.