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Equal Health Access at Every Age: “The Rights of Older Adults Are Human Rights”

Equal Health Access at Every Age: “The Rights of Older Adults Are Human Rights”

“Older adults make significant social and economic contributions in Canada,” says Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA). “They’re the glue that holds the fabric of this country together. They’re resilient. They have ambition and commitment. And yet, the system has failed to address the diversity, strength, and rights of our older population. The rights of older adults are human rights.”

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#Agequality

#Agequality

In these unprecedented pandemic times, ageism in a variety of forms has become a matter of life and death. The following collection of images and stories aims to break down stereotypes of older people by showing their resilience, strength and tenacity throughout COVID-19 and beyond. Have a story to share? Use #Agequality and tag @IntFedAgeing

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Press Release: Consensus Statement Highlights Necessary Factors to Boost Cognitive Reserve

Press Release: Consensus Statement Highlights Necessary Factors to Boost Cognitive Reserve

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is excited to launch a consensus statement from the Copenhagen Summit on cognitive reserve. Held in October 2019 in partnership with DaneAge, the Summit brought together over 75 delegates from 22 countries, comprising of public health policy makers, international organizations focused on ageing and brain health, academia and policy advocacy experts.

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Global Advocacy Approaches to Immunisation for All Ages: Webinar Invitation

Global Advocacy Approaches to Immunisation for All Ages: Webinar Invitation

This World Immunisation Week, Immunisation for All Ages (IFAA) supports the World Health Organization’s (WHO) statement that, “at all ages, vaccines save lives and keep us safe” and calls upon professional, patient and advocacy organisations, together with all levels of government to increase their investment in prevention policy that supports immunisation at all stages of life.

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IFA Launches New Vaccines4Life Website

IFA Launches New Vaccines4Life Website

This World Immunization Week (WIW), IFA is delighted to launch a new knowledge mobilization platform – vaccines4life.com.

V4L serves as a point of connection across disciplines and sectors to share knowledge, showcase good practice, and build collaborations on the most urgent matters related to adult vaccination.

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Promoting immunisation throughout life – World Immunisation Week

Promoting immunisation throughout life – World Immunisation Week

This World Immunisation Week, Immunisation for All Ages (IFAA) supports the World Health Organization’s (WHO) statement that, “at all ages, vaccines save lives and keep us safe” and calls upon professional, patient and advocacy organisations, together with all levels of government to increase their investment in prevention policy that supports immunisation at all stages of life.

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Press Release: COVID-19 Exposing Historic Shortfalls in Long-Term Care

Press Release: COVID-19 Exposing Historic Shortfalls in Long-Term Care

Today, all levels of government in Canada are confronted with the stark reality of what many residents, families and civil society witness in long-term care homes on a daily basis: a fundamental lack of coordination and a cohesive set of protocols that could save lives and minimize harm to families and health care professionals.

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