Category Archives: Old Age

Community-based rehabilitation for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review

by Valentina Iemmi, Lorna Gibson, Karl Blanchet et al. International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), September 2015 190 pp. 1.9 MB https://3ieimpact.us2.list-manage.com/track/click? u=65c34f4d6fba79af4028f722c&id=24d13f9f01&e=a46e941176 The authors reviewed the evidence about the impact of community-based rehabilitation on the lives of people with … Continue reading

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Missing millions: How older people with disabilities are excluded from humanitarian response

by Phillip Sheppard, Sarah Polack, Madeleine McGivern HelpAge International and International Centre for Evidence in Disability, 2018 60 pp. 2.5 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/BPRM-Report-LowRes.pdf Up to 14 million older people with disabilities may be affected by humanitarian disasters. These people are among … Continue reading

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Simplifying Delivery of Social Security Benefits in Karnataka

by D Rajasekhar, K S Manjunath, R Manjula Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, August 2016 72 pp. 4.8 MB http://health.bmz.de/where_we_work/countries/india/Files/Simplifying_Delivery_of_S ocial_Security_Benefits_in_Karnataka_2016.pdf In India, various ministries and government agencies are responsible for social security programmes for the informal sector, … Continue reading

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Global Database of Age-friendly Practices

https://extranet.who.int/datacol/custom_view_report.asp? survey_id=3536&view_id=6301&display_filter=1 Cities and communities world-wide strive to become more age-friendly. They seek to better adapt to the needs of their ageing populations. But what are they actually doing? Browse the database to find out. Small measures can make a … Continue reading

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The End of HESP-News Briefing and RSS Feed

Dear colleagues, 20 years ago “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit” (GTZ) made use of the upcoming electronic communication by starting a Newsletter called “Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) – News & Notes” mainly for Information exchange between headquarters and its … Continue reading

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Integrated care for older people: guidelines on community-level interventions to manage declines in intrinsic capacity

Editors: World Health Organization, 2017 60 pp. 1.3 MB http://www.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258981/1/9789241550109-eng.pdf?ua=1 The provision of integrated care is key for older people. The WHO Guidelines on Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) propose evidence-based recommendations for health care professionals to prevent, slow … Continue reading

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Targeting of Social Transfers: Are India’s Elderly Poor Left Behind?

by Viola Asri ADBI Working Paper Series No, 779, September 2017 31 pp. 613 kB https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/364566/adbi-wp779.pdf Whether social transfers should be targeted or universal is an unsolved debate that is particularly relevant for the implementation of social protection schemes in … Continue reading

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Dementia prevention, intervention, and care

Commissions from the Lancet journals Published: July 20, 2017 Read online at: http://www.thelancet.com/commissions/dementia2017?dgcid=email- advocacy_email_dementia2017 Dementia is the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century: around 50 million people worldwide have dementia and this number is … Continue reading

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Aging and Mental Health

Editors: Lia Fernandes, Constança Paúl Frontiers Media, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 2017 141 pp. 11.3 MB http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/3039/pdf People are progressively ageing all over the world, and it is estimated that the number of persons aged 60 or over will more … Continue reading

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Health Systems for Ageing Societies in Asia and the Pacific

by Ajay Mahal & Barbara McPake Health Systems & Reform – Published online 03 August 2017 11 pp. 1.1 MB http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/23288604.2017.1356429? needAccess=true The most recent statistics available suggest that the share of population aged 60+ years and over in the … Continue reading

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