Advocate for the rights of older persons at the United Nations in Geneva

Posted on November 26th, 2018 by Paula Colaso under News

The IFA is an international non-governmental organization with a membership base comprising government, NGOs, academics, industry, and individuals in 70 countries.  With general consultative status at the United Nations and its agencies, and formal relations with the World Health Organization, the IFA has maintained a strong voice in the dialogue on how to best protect the rights and health of older people globally. To enhance this role as a leading advocate, the IFA is recruiting an additional UN representative in Geneva, Switzerland for 2019.

Click here for the position description and how to apply.

Applications are due 17 December, 2018.  Please note that this is a volunteer, unpaid role.

Webinar Announcement: Use of medicines by the elderly – The role of pharmacy in promoting adherence

Posted on November 20th, 2018 by Paula Colaso under News

Population ageing and the consequent increase in the number of people taking multiple medicines for long-term conditions create a need for the development of targeted services to improve care at the community level and quality of life. Enabling people to live a longer and better life should be the overarching goal of every health system. Health professionals, patients and the broader community must work together to achieve this goal.

This webinar is jointly organized by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and the International Federation on Ageing (IFA). It will show the important role that pharmacy can play in this area and it will present the recent FIP report after which the webinar is named. International best practices around improving adherence and providing care to older adults will be highlighted, especially in polymedicated elderly patients. The webinar will include a discussion part and the opportunity for questions from the attendees.



This webinar may be especially interesting for:


Two dates, two different times, the same webinar:

  1. Tuesday 27 November, 23:00 (CET) | Register Here
  2. Thursday 29 November, 13:00 (CET) | Register Here 


2018 IFA Annual Members Meeting

Posted on November 19th, 2018 by Paula Colaso under News

In accordance with Section 4 of the corporation’s bylaws members of the International Federation on Ageing are advised of the Annual Members Meeting to be held at:

DaneAge, Snorresgade 17-19

2300 Copenhagen S

6 December 2018

1:30 PM

Provisional Agenda

1. Welcome and apologies Mr Hastrup
2. Approval of the Agenda
3. Approval – Minutes of Annual Meeting – 15th August 2017
4. President Report Mr Hastrup
5. Presentation of Audited Financial Statements Mr Alan How
6. Appointment of the Auditors Mr Hastrup
7. Report from the Chair, Nominating Committee Dr Sandra Hirst
8. Other business
9. Date of next Annual Members Meeting To be announced

Important Note

DaneAge was founded in 1986 and is a not-for-profit direct membership organization.  It is independent, non-partisan and neutral regarding party politics, religion and ethnic origins.

The organization has 825,000 members and membership is open to all adults (age 18+).  DaneAge has 215 local chapters across Denmark and more than 19,000 volunteers working in local chapters, doing voluntary social work, providing local membership activities and local advocacy.  The headquarters is based in Copenhagen with a staff of ~ 150 FTE.

The mission of DaneAge is to fight for a society in which all can live long and good lives.  A society in which the individual is more important than their age, it is possible to live and flourish on their own terms and support and care is available for those who need it.

To ensure that all members can be accommodated the IFA secretariat would appreciate registering your attendance by sending an email to Ms Hannah Girdler at

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