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.
Please find here resources and recordings of previous IFA Virtual Town Hall Series on the Global Effects of COVID-19 and Older People.
As the world continues to face an unparalleled health crisis, older persons have become one of the most visible victims. This could not be more evident than when looking at the percentages of deaths in long-term care facilities around the globe.
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.
In this May update of the UN Global Humanitarian Response Plan to COVID-19, older people are identified as a vulnerable group.