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Overview of available policies and legislation, data and research, and institutional arrangements relating to older persons : progress since Madrid

UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND (UNFPA)
HELPAGE INTERNATIONAL (HAI)
2011

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"The overall objective of the report is to assess and evaluate the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing at national, regional and global levels, highlight good practices, identify gaps, and provide recommendations for further action by governments to mainstream ageing issues into national development frameworks, including laws, policies and programmes; poverty reduction strategies; and budgets to meet the needs of older persons. The information presented in this report is intended to provide the international community with an indepth understanding of the progressive realization of the objectives and recommendations of the Madrid Plan"

Psychosocial care and support for older carers of orphaned and vulnerable children : policy guidelines

MLILO, Ncazelo
MEINTJES, Berenice
2011

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This policy guideline is "intended to offer a concise description of the concept of psychosocial support and how it relates to older carers of orphaned and vulnerable children in a time of HIV and AIDS. It offers recommended strategic focus areas which may be used to influence policies which provide support for older carers. Policy makers may find the guidelines helpful in providing ideas to effect changes that will improve the wellbeing of older carers"

World alzheimer report 2010 : the global economic impact of dementia

WIMO, Anders
PRINCE, Martin
2010

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This report provides a global picture of the economic impact of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. "The report includes an estimate of the worldwide cost of dementia, including direct medical costs, direct non-medical costs and costs of informal (family) care. The estimates are broken down by world region and include analysis of the differences between low and high income countries. The report also contains important policy recommendations and makes clear to key decision-makers that doing nothing is not an option"

Social protection policy : responses to older people’s needs in Zanzibar

PEARSON, Anna
2009

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This report presents the social protection findings of a study that examines the needs of older people on the archipelago of Zanzibar. The study presents an analysis and develops policy recommendations on social protection and health, making links between the two areas where possible. This report is useful to anyone interested in social protection policy in Zanzibar

Older persons in emergencies : an active ageing perspective

PLOUFFE, Louise
2008

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This report considers the contribution that older people can make during natural or conflict-related emergencies and in reconstruction phases. It describes the converging trends of rapid growth of the population over 60 years of age and of health emergencies, and outlines the resulting challenges. It then outlines the basic elements of emergency planning, drawing on case studies to identify the impacts of these situations on older people; it looks at the WHO Active Ageing policy framework; and offers a policy response

Twenty five years of primary health care : lessons learned and proposals for revitalisation

SANDERS, David
2003

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This report highlights the lessons learned from 25 years of primary health care. It highlights the gains that there have been in health status, but also looks at the setbacks, for example the increased gap between the health of rich and poor, and the resurgence and spread of old communicable diseases and new epidemics. It highlights the mixed progress in implementing primary health care and makes proposals for the revitalisation of primary health care

Voices of the unheard : testimonies from the People's Health Assembly

PEOPLE'S HEALTH ASSEMBLY (PHA)
2002

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This booklet includes a selection of stories and testimonies from different parts of the world, presented at the first People's Health Assembly. This was a meeting of 1,500 people from 90 countries, working in health, development, human rights, agriculture, trade, economics and the environment -- many at grassroots level. Their experiences illustrate the relationships between global, regional, national, and/or local policies and the experiences of communities and individuals. Stories are drawn from community-based health care, intersectoral collaboration, and organised action addressing social and economic threats to health

Linking participation and local governance

INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (IDS)
October 1999

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Briefly describes a number of approaches that different people and organisations have developed to strengthen citizenship participation. Includes a list of relevant resources and upcoming events

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