Companion Animals Photographic Competition

Join in highlighting the multiple therapeutic benefits of companion animals for older adults by submitting your photo for a chance to win up to $1000 USD!

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New Adult Immunization Advocacy Champion Summit Report Published!

Learn more about how IFA is working towards improving the uptake rates of adult immunization globally and ensuring healthy ageing for all.

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Register Now for the IFA 13th Global Conference on Ageing

Take advantage of the early bird fees by registering today for the IFA 13th Global Conference on Ageing, 21-23 June 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.

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Register Now! IFA Copenhagen Summit, 17-19 April 2016

A high-level international knowledge exchange platform on 17-19 April 2016 to discuss the benefits of reablement for older people in ageing policy.

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News

World Cancer Day: Companion Animals & the Health of Older Persons

The IFA in collaboration with Bayer Animal Health and HABRI Foundation is pleased to launch a six-part infographic series based on Companion Animals and the Health of Older Persons.  The first infographic features the multifaceted benefits of Companion Animals to health care systems in terms of cost savings, emotional support…

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World Cancer Day

Today is ‪#‎WorldCancerDay, a global event that takes place every year on February 4th.  World Cancer Day aims to raise awareness about the disease, encouraging governments and citizens to take action, in hopes of reducing preventable deaths.  World Cancer Day provides a special opportunity to support those with cancer and to…

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54th Session of the Commission for Social Development

Today marks the beginning of the 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development.  The IFA in collaboration with the United Nations NGO Committee on Ageing is pleased to be hosting a side event today, Wednesday February 3rd, at 3PM on the importance of vaccination strategies for healthy ageing, entitled:…

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Blog

The Cost of Ageing in America

By 2050, people aged 65 and older will make up more than 20 percent of the U.S. population. As a result of public health initiatives and medical advances throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, people are now living longer than ever before. Health advancements related to the treatment of heart…

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Learning More About Diabetic Alert Dogs

According to the International Diabetes Federation, over 380 million people worldwide, live with diabetes—a number only projected to increase to more than half a billion people in the next few decades. On World Diabetes Day (#WDD) 2015, we chose to learn more about diabetic alert dogs and to do so…

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The Elderly: The Forgotten Population of Liberia

The issues of ageing and the elderly has yet to become an agenda in Liberia. There is no policy nor a constitutional clause regarding the elderly in Liberia. Various studies conducted by the Liberian Association of Retired Persons and the recently formed Coalition of Caregivers and Advocates of the Elderly in Liberia…

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