Eye See You National Campaign on Eye Health

We surveyed ordinary Canadians and medical professionals to learn about the importance they place on vision health, physician autonomy and patient choice and empowerment.

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Your Global Point of Contact on Adult Vaccination

Learn more about how IFA works with NGOs, clinicians, and other experts to improve uptake rates of adult immunization globally and ensuring healthy ageing for all.

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DR Barometer: Shifting the Needle to Prevent DR

The time has come to take meaningful action to stop the advance of a debilitating vision disorder known as diabetic retinopathy (DR), which affects some 93 million adults worldwide.

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IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing

The IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing is taking place in our home city of Toronto, Ontario on August 8-10, 2018. To register now and learn more, please click the link below.

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IFA Expert Centre

The IFA is pleased to launch this “virtual expert centre”, featuring thought leaders and special experts in policy, research and practice in fields associated with population ageing. Click here to view the full IFA Expert Centre.

IFA Expert Centre Spotlights

In support of the IFA’s “virtual expert centre” Spotlights connect the IFA’s experts to global issues currently trending in the news.

Click here to view the full range of IFA ExpertFile Spotlights.

News

Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing

This is an excerpt from a recently published article in Health Europa Quarterly By Dr Jane Barratt and Megan Acton The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is dedicated to a world in which the health, rights and choices of older people are both protected and respected. Central to delivering this is…

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Mobilising For The Ninth Session Of The Open-ended Working Group On Ageing

Earlier this week the IFA partnered with the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) to host a webinar that provided information for all NGOs engaging in the OEWG process and specific guidance for those participating in the ninth OEWG session in New York in July. Panelists were…

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MENTOR-AFE: Building leaders for an age-friendly world

The World Health Organization and the International Federation on Ageing are excited to announce the launch of the Age-friendly Environments Mentoring Programme (MENTOR-AFE), aimed at strengthening age-friendly city and community leaders. If you are an emerging or current leader in age-friendly cities and communities that would benefit from further skill…

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Blog

3 Common Misconceptions about the Flu Vaccine

Older people are at a higher risk of the flu than the general population due to a decline in immune system function as one ages; emphasizing the importance of vaccination in healthy ageing.  However, common misconceptions towards vaccines have formed a major barrier to uptake rates.  A Portuguese study[1] uncovered…

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