In partnership with The British Society of Population Studies.

The demography of COVID-19 and older people in low and middle-income countries.

Friday 16 July 2-4pm (UK time).

Demographers have a key role to play in terms of charting the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with reference to different population age groups. They also have a key role in holding to account agencies responsible for publishing appropriate data to inform decision-making and policy. In LMICs, demographers confront particular challenges of limited data coverage and the need to produce meaningful analysis as quickly as possible.

This webinar will explore the state of available data and related analysis for specific low and middle-income countries that have been especially affected by the pandemic.


Ramon Martinez, Pan American Health Organization, USA.
Revisiting early projections of COVID-19 mortality: the PICHM Calculator.

Aravinda Guntupali, University of Aberdeen, UK.
The impact of COVID-19 on older people in India and the policy response.

Veronica Montes de Oca and Telésforo Ramírez, Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico.
Older people and COVID-19 in Mexico. Vulnerabilities and intersectionality.

Monica Frank, University of Salvador, Brazil.
The demography of CIVID-19 in the State of Bahia, Brazil.


Athina Vlachantoni, University of Southampton, UK.


Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation, 5 February 2021.

“There is a disturbing narrative in some countries that it’s OK if older people die. It’s not OK… Those most at risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19, including health workers and older people, must come first. And they must come first everywhere.”


Of reported COVID-19 deaths in Chile since the start of the pandemic have been aged 60 or more.

In Argentina, the average age of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is


In Peru, people aged 60 or more account for


of reported COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

From March 2020 to 2021


of Colombia’s 55,000 reported COVID-19 deaths were aged 55+.

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