Today, 12 May 2020, 140 Member States signed a statement in support of the United Nations Policy Brief on the Impact of COVID-19 on Older Persons by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open letter to World Health Organization (and to Member States). WHO must prioritize the needs of older people in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic
With reference to the Covid-19: open letter to WHO and member states (“the Open Letter”) by P. Lloyd-Sherlock et al, the International Federation of Ageing and others have collected signatories to support this Open Letter.
In these unprecedented times, evidence shows that COVID-19 poses a great risk to older people and those with existing chronic conditions.
This platform aims to inform and drive policy discussions through highlighting the views of thought leaders in various associated fields.
To launch the Vaccines4Life website, IFA is requesting the submission of a short video response to two questions. Please keep responses to each question to a maximum of 15 seconds. Afterwards, IFA will create compilation videos of these responses, to be featured on the new Vaccines4Life website, and shared through social media during WIW.
Dr Stuen was interviewed on a segment of Generation Bold Radio regarding her role with IFA and the NGO Committee on Ageing.
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