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By studying thousands of 50-96-year olds across 14 European countries, researchers at the University of Geneva have identified a ‘direct, biological, and sustainable effect’ of socioeconomic deprivation during childhood on muscle strength – a key indicator of health – later in life. Download or view […]
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a report titled “WHO series on long-term care: Towards long-term care systems in sub-Saharan Africa”. This report shares experiences of long-term care in sub-Saharan Africa, including gaps, challenges, models of care and support worth considering; and provides guidance […]
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A group of older women in South African (aged 75 to 80) are participating in biweekly boxing sessions.  The classes are designed to both keep them fit and help with self-defense. Download or view the resource here
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There are 150 000 Ugandans aged 50 and above, living with HIV, thus suffering a double burden of both HIV and old age. According to a study done by Uganda Reach the Aged Association (URAA) and HelpAge International, the prevalence of Ugandans aged 50 and […]
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An entrepreneur, student and aspiring dietitian is working to motivate and encourage older people in Mamelodi, South Africa to to make healthy food choices and thus improve their overall health and well-being. Download or view the resource here
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A City of Cape Town official launched better health services for seniors in Hanover Park. The new health screening services that seniors will now be able to get at City clinics are part of a broader initiative to promote active, healthy and independent living among […]
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As part of ongoing monitoring and outreach to older men and women in Gauteng, the DA Gauteng spokesperson for social development and City of Tshwane chairperson of the Section 79 oversight committee visited old age homes to inspect them and assess the quality of services […]
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A study published in the Lancet Global Health on 2 August showed that Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia have the highest percentage of blind older people worldwide. Experts are urging countries to address blindness and other eye issues. Download or view the resource here
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The City of Cape Town (South Africa) has rolled out free health screening services for persons aged 65 and older in order to improve older persons’ access to public health services. These bolstered services will include free annual health screening for TB, HIV, diabetes and […]
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Older persons in Uganda participated in a healthy walk and a fitness workout as an activity ahead of the celebrations to mark the International Day of Older Persons. Addressing participants before they set off for the walk, the minister of State for Gender and Culture, […]
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