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 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...
On the basis of the current knowledge and experience it is important to recognise that presentation of Covid-19 may present atypically and patients may slip through the normal screening process.
A Defining Moment for Informed, Inclusive and Targeted Response
For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as are the physical health effects. And for the one in five who already have mental health conditions – or the one in two who are at risk of developing them – we need to take personal, professional, and policy measures now to address them.
This resource page from the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association strongly encourages people with autoimmune disease to know the risks and take appropriate precautions.
Overstretched health services and nascent care systems in most Asian countries create substantial challenges for governments to address the needs of the at-risk populations in the region.
A statement in response to the COVID-19 crisis by the Steering Group of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP)
In the global response to COVID-19, it is essential that States protect the rights of older persons on an equal basis with others without discrimination and without exception and in line with international standards.