2018 Annual Report – Now Available

Posted on February 19th, 2019 by Paula Colaso under News

The International Federation on Ageing’s 2018 Annual Report is now available.  The report highlights key accomplishments within priority projects and program areas as well as financial statements for the period of April 2017 – March 2018.

Click here to download a copy of the 2018 Annual Report.

For any questions, comments or feedback please contact Dr Jane Barratt, Secretary General.

United Nations Side Event: Fostering Resilience across the Life Course through Universal Health Coverage

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Paula Colaso under News

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is co-hosting a side event entitled ‘Fostering Resilience across the Life Course through Universal Health Coverage (UHC)’ at the upcoming 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.

The side event will showcase UHC as a policy measure for equitable promotion of health and resilience across the life course.  Expert presentations and discussions will illustrate how aligning health systems to the needs of older persons can help support sustainable development, including disaster risk reduction.  The underpinning concepts of universal health coverage, integrated care, and healthy ageing will first be introduced by the IFA.  Case studies of universal health schemes as well as the perspective of the World Health Organization (WHO) and civil society will then be highlighted.  Click here for more information.

Side Event Information:

Moderator: Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General, IFA


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Webinar Announcement: Combating Ageism to Improve Access to Employment

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Paula Colaso under News

Combating Ageism to Improve Access to Employment is the second webinar of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) Post-Conference Education Webinar Series and throughout the interactive presentation will explore the importance of supporting an ageing workforce, as well as outline the actions that need to be taken to ensure that employers and individuals can reap the benefits of longer working lives.

This webinar is a part of the series’ first learning program: Combating Ageism.  This theme was developed because discrimination against individuals based on their age has serious consequences on many aspects of an older person’s life, such as health, wellbeing, employment, housing and access to social and care systems, and needs to be addressed in both policy and practice.

Webinar Information:

Monday 25 February 2019, 9:00 – 10:00 am EST

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With a rapidly ageing global population, addressing inequalities and harnessing the opportunities that older people experience is of great importance.  In August 2018, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) hosted the 14th Global Conference on Ageing in Toronto, Canada, with 1200 experts gathering from around the world.  The theme of this conference was Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action and the IFA is compelled to mobilize the knowledge and learning from this conference with its members and beyond.  To ensure that evidence continues to be translated following the conference, the IFA is hosting a Post-Conference Education Webinar Series to mobilize conference themes and presentations to a larger audience.

Please contact Ms Hannah Girdler to be placed on the mailing list for further updates regarding the Post-Conference Webinar Series.

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