We help and empower older people in Africa. We support older people to have secure incomes by advocating for pensions and providing livelihoods support. We ensure older people access the health services they need. We fight for older people's needs and rights to be placed right at the heart of policy and legislation. 

Knowledge from across southern Africa is gathered on the website

Where we work in Africa

We reach out to help older people across Africa through our offices in the countries below, as well as through more than 30 HelpAge global network members.


Older man and woman with their grandson in Ethiopia (c) Konrad Stoehr/HelpAge Deutschland

Since 1992, we have been striving to improve the lives of older people across Ethiopia. 

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Older women in Nairobi, Kenya (c) Benj Binks/HelpAge International

We are tackling hunger, campaigning for pensions and providing access to healthcare across Kenya.





Older woman in Mozambique (c) Amy Heritage/Age International

We have been working in Mozambique since 1988 to protect older men and women's rights, and to provide them with financial and social security.

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South Sudan

Older woman in a refugee camp in South Sudan (c) Samir Bol/HelpAge International

Conflict continues to ravage South Sudan since its independence in 2011. We are working hard to help improve the health and wellbeing of older men and women who continue to be affected.

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Fishermen in Zanzibar, Tanzania who fund their business with their pension (c) Ben Small/HelpAge International

In Tanzania we are working hard to ensure all older people receive pensions, to improve access to and quality of health services, and to empower older people to claim their rights.

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Eliza Masika, 72, cooks a meal for her grandchildren outside her home in Kasese, Uganda (c) Kate Holt/HelpAge InternationalWe are building secure incomes, supporting older people's health and helping refugee communities in Uganda.

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HelpAge International Africa Regional Office
Lantana Road,
Off Rhapta Road, next to the Azure Hotel, PO Box 14888 00800, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: + 254 20 263 7854
Mobile: +254 0721 361608/ +254 0733 333246
Tele/Fax: +254 20 444 1052

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