Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Studies confirm the high risks for older people from coronavirus. A health crisis can isolate older people and the risk of this happening is far higher in countries with less developed health systems where access to medical services and other forms of care and support can be challenging.

HelpAge Global Network members’ response to COVID-19

This map shows how Global Network members are supporting older people during the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. Click the image below to view the larger map.


Gaza: Thousands of chronic disease patients at risk

- 73 people have died due to lack of health care during COVID-19.
- 850 oxygen gas cylinders redistributed from people who need them to give to COVID-19 patients.
- 1200 patients unable to access life-saving medical. Read more

COVID-19: Older people's stories


HelpAge International is working with older people and network members around the world to respond to the threat of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Follow the link to find out about their experiences and how they are responding to the spread of the virus. Read more

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