COVID-19 Resource Library
In these unprecedented times, evidence shows that COVID-19 poses a great risk to older people and those with existing chronic conditions. In the midst of growing tensions and uncertainty, the rights and ability of older people to access testing, health and other social services that prevent growing isolation are often overlooked; while global, national and regional and emergency preparedness plans do not adequately focus on the safety of older people.
This platform aims to inform and drive policy discussions through highlighting the views of thought leaders in various associated fields.
The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) has compiled this list of resources relevant to palliative care and COVID-19 published by academia, civil society organizations, member states and special agencies of the United Nations, with links to all of the websites and documents listed.
Please find here resources and recordings of previous IFA Virtual Town Hall Series on the Global Effects of COVID-19 and Older People.
In this May update of the UN Global Humanitarian Response Plan to COVID-19, older people are identified as a vulnerable group.
Focusing on three realms of urban life – housing, green and public spaces, and transport – this brief draws attention to the importance of ensuring that the needs of older persons are taken into account when planning, designing and implementing sustainable development plans at the local level.
The United Nations has released a policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on older persons which includes four main messages.
A UN Policy Brief on COVID-19 and Human Rights: Human rights are critical – for the response and the recovery
In an effort to support the further development of targeted guidelines, the IFA has sought to understand where and how the unique needs of older people are being addressed in the WHO’s COVID-19 Country and Technical Guidance documents.
During an acute pandemic of pneumonia caused by a new strain of the coronavirus (COVID-19), age discrimination becomes more evident and widespread than ever in many parts of the world. This not only creates an obstacle for the epidemic itself but also creates a negative impact on the community.
Greg Shaw, Director, International Corporate Relations at the International Federation on Ageing, calls against anyone tempted to move their family member out of a care home at...