In one district, pension funds were diverted to make payments under the Centre’s Covid-19 relief package
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Data on COVID-19 mortality are very incomplete for many LMICs and information about older people is especially scarce.
“Older people’s livelihoods, income security and access to social protection during COVID-19 and beyond”, Florian Juergens, Global Advisor – Social Protection, HelpAge International.
COVID-19 disproportionally affects poor and marginalized populations who are more exposed to the virus and have fewer resources to protect themselves. Multidimensional poverty – lack of access to water, undernutrition, and exposure
to air pollution – increases the risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 .
COVID-19 vaccine prioritisation in low and middle-income countries: where should older people fit in?
By Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, UEA, January 19thAt the end of 2020, a Global Platform blog raised concerns about Indonesia’s “interesting” reported decision to explicitly exclude all people aged 60 or...
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.
Uma estratégia de emergência para o manejo do COVID-19 em casas de repouso em LMIC: a estrutura CIAT
A Plataforma Global ofereceu uma série de webinars e blogs que chamaram a atenção para a alta vulnerabilidade dos adultos mais velhos à COVID-19 em casas de repouso dos países de baixa e média renda (LMICs). Os links para estas fontes estão disponíveis ao final deste artigo.