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Hon. Mutuuzo Peace Regis, Minister of State for Gender and Cultural Affairs Uganda (left) is welcomed by Mr Necodimus Chipfupa, Regional Director, HelpAge International (centre) as Mr Joram Tiibasimwa, Chairman, National Council for Older Persons in Uganda looks on.

HelpAge, networks urge States to ratify AU Protocol on rights of Older People

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While accelerated actions toward the rights fulfilment and protection of older migrants by governments of Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia is satisfactory, HelpAge International...
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Ethiopia signs the AU Protocol on the rights of older persons

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The Prime Minister-led Cabinet Ministers’ Council in Ethiopia has signed the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights...
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Rwanda signs the AU Protocol on the rights of older persons

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The Government of Rwanda has signed the African Union Protocol on the Rights of Older Persons and signaled a significant commitment to protect and...
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HelpAge International pleads for older refugees, IDPs at 32nd AU Summit

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Ahead of the 32nd African Union Summit of the Heads of Government and State, HelpAge International and its network in Africa have called upon...
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HelpAge International launches project to strengthen health systems for older people in Africa

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The Governments of Kenya and Mozambique jointly with HelpAge International have launched a three year project that will seek to make health systems in...
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HelpAge International Asks Aged People to Guard Against Malnutrition

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The Ethiopia Government and humanitarian agencies should prioritise protecting older people from malnutrition, according to a new field report on emergency nutrition in Ethiopia...
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Violence against older women can be eliminated – HelpAge

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Violence against older women, a discussion paper launched by HelpAge International at the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign...
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Focus on older persons draws HelpAge International board meet to Tanzania

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Efforts by the government of the United Republic of Tanzania to improve lives of older persons has attracted the top leadership of HelpAge International...

HelpAge International distributes cash and livestock to drought-hit older people in Turkana County

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HelpAge International has began providing assistance to vulnerable older people and their families most affected by the devastating drought in Kenya’s Turkana County. ...
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HelpAge International picks new Head

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HelpAge International, an organization focused on the rights of older persons globally has announced the appointment of Justin Derbyshire as its new Chief Executive...
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African Union Commission, HelpAge International sign pact to further rights of Older Persons

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The MoU highlights key areas of partnership where the two parties agree to work together to raise awareness and support members states and other...
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Time Africa redefined the TICAD Agenda-Leaving No One Behind

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Over the next few days Nairobi plays host to the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), the first-ever TICAD Summit that holds...

World Humanitarian Day: Aid worker recounts experiences in South Sudan

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Nothing is as fulfilling as doing humanitarian work; saving lives, alleviating suffering and restoring dignity and hope to people affected by disasters, either natural...
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HelpAge International demands for unrestricted access into South Sudan

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HelpAge International is deeply concerned about the proportion of older people affected by continued violence and internal displacement in South Sudan. The majority of...
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High Level meeting on localized SDGs to focus on Inclusion of older persons

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Against this background, the Ministry of East Africa Community, Labour and Social Protection spearheads a High Level National Dialogue Forum in Nairobi on Thursday,...
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HelpAge Welcomes WHO’s New Commitment To Healthy Ageing

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The Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health, endorsed by UN Member States at the World Health Assembly in Geneva yesterday (Thursday...
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Campaigners decry worsening plight of elderly refugees

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HelpAge International, an international charity, said in a report launched in Nairobi ahead of the inaugural world humanitarian summit to be held on May...

HelpAge International welcomes universal pension in Zanzibar

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Older men and women over the age of 70 will receive a monthly non-contributory pension of Tsh 20,000 ($9), pegged to the cost of...

HelpAge Welcomes Protocol On Older People’s Rights

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The protocol covers a range of rights including access to health services, freedom from discrimination and the right to employment, social protection and education,...

Sudan officers visit Kenya to bench-mark policies on Social protection

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Led by H.E. Ibrahim Adam Ibrahim Mohamed, the State Minister of Ministry of Social Security and Welfare, Republic of the Sudan, the visiting delegation...
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HelpAge launch healthcare programme for older Syrian refugees

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The project will improve access to treatment of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension over the next three years, helping nearly 2,000 older refugees...
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Protection Camps in South Sudan Must Be Retained – HelpAge

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HelpAge International has implored both the UNSG and President Salva Kirr of South Sudan that it is in the best interest of the displaced...
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Implications of ageing trend a tool in humanitarian response

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“The rise of ageing populations and its consequences for humanitarian work have not been adequately considered in the Secretary General’s report for the World...

SAWATA Leads Fight To End FGM

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In an interview, SAWATA's General Secretary Oswin Kachenje explained that they have been visiting older persons' councils in surrounding villages to sensitize their elder...

HelpAge Intl. Urges AU States To Protect Rights Of Older Women

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The summit marks the start of the African Year of Human Rights, with particular focus on the rights of women. “The focus on women’s rights...
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Marginalised Groups Neglected From World Humanitarian Summit

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In view of that, the agencies have  written to the UN humanitarian chief, criticising the development and said the humanitarian system is currently designed...
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Ministry for Older People, a step in the right direction – HelpAge

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HelpAge International has welcomed news of the announcement of a specific ministry for older people in Tanzania for the first time in the country’s...

Mzee Clement Kwezi; Forever Young

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His demeanor belies his age. Seated among younger journalists attending a media training workshop organised by HelpAge International’s Tanzania office this month, the 79-year-old...
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Tanzania research on older people ranked best

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The study, including research carried out by HelpAge International, Durham University, the Good Samaritan Social Services Trust and Research for Policy (REPOA), was selected...
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Tanzania Presidential aspirants charged to reveal pension plans

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At a meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Monday and attended by HelpAge International, Older persons and the media, Smart Daniel, the deputy...