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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15th Global Conference on Ageing

Join colleagues from around the world in Niagara Falls, Canada from 1-3 November 2020 to advance the rights of older people globally. Registration is now open as well as abstract submission.

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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

“Disrupting the Status Quo”: Michael Tamblyn, Rakuten Kobo CEO, to deliver a key note address at IFA2020 Conference

PRESS RELEASE | 25 April 2019 Outdated stereotypes and misconceptions of older age are pervasive, overwhelmingly negative and are also often internalized by older people, with serious impacts on participation, health and life expectancy. With the undying belief that innovation is the key to helping older adults maintain their health,…

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Joint Statement: Stopping the Spread of Vaccine Misinformation

Full Statement | 26 April 2019 Vaccination is a proven mechanism for managing and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases and is estimated to prevent approximately 2 – 3 million deaths each year.  It is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions that is accessible to even the most hard-to-reach and…

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Take Action: Iluvien Survey for Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)

Are you a person living with Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) or a caregiver for a person living with DME?  The International Federation on Ageing (IFA), in partnership with the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), Diabetes Canada and the Canadian Association for Retired Persons (CARP), have launched a survey to…

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Blog

Reflecting on the United States ‘National Honour our LGBT Elders Day’

As the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a pivotal turning point for LGBTQI rights, rapidly approaches there is perhaps no better time to reflect on the work, sacrifice and contributions of LGBTQI elders. On May 16th the United States celebrated ‘National Honor our LGBT Elders Day’ highlighting not only…

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