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Healthy ageing in the Global South: challenges and opportunities

Published 18/08/2016


Age Action's Ageing and Development programme is organising a seminar on Thursday 13 October from 9am-1pm at the Alexander Hotel, 41-47 Fenian Street, Dublin 2. 

It will explore what healthy ageing looks like for older people in developing countries, particularly the challenges and opportunities going forward in an era of global ageing populations. It will examine this in the context of Sustainable Development Goal 3, on health.

It will also look at the measurement of health and well-being of older people in the Global South as well as give a practitioner perspective from Tanzania.

Speakers include

  • Dr Ritu Sadana, Lead Specialist at the Department of Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organisation
  • Rachel Albone, Health Adviser, HelpAge International
  • Asghar Zaid, Professor in International Social Policy, Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Southampton
  • Amleset Tewodros, Country Director, HelpAge International Tanzania
Group of older women at the Sukuma older persons forum | Tanzania | Ageing in the Developing World | Age Action
A group of older women at the Sukuma older persons' forum in Tanzania.

Further details and how to register are available here or else contact Lianne at 01 4756989 or should you have any specific queries.


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An audience of over 160 people, including members of Age Action and people working in the ageing sector, joined the conversatoin which included a panel disucssion moderated by the CEO Paddy Connolly. The discussion centred on a discussion paper, Equality for All - Older People for Equality, published by Age Action in advance.The  panel set the scene with inputs from Michael Taft, Economist and political economy columnist, Colette Bennett, Policy Analyst Social Justice Ireland, Deirdre Garvey, CEO The Wheel, Ailbhe Smith, Co-Director of Together for Yes.