HelpAge International

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HelpAge International
Founded 1983
Type NGO
Area served
Helping the Elderly
Slogan Age Helps

HelpAge International is a rights-based international NGO that helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.

Five organisations in Canada, Colombia, Kenya, India and the UK set up HelpAge International in 1983 to provide a network to support older people worldwide.

HelpAge International now has 101 affiliates[1] and works with more than 200 other partners in more than 70 countries.

Vision and mission[edit]

HelpAge works with partners to ensure people everywhere understand how much older people must enjoy their right to healthcare, social services and economic and physical security.

How HelpAge International works[edit]

HelpAge works for and with older people, lobbying governments to achieve policy change, and through projects on the ground. It works on issues that affect older people worldwide, such as climate change, rights, health, social protection, HIV and AIDS and work. HelpAge International also works in emergency responses, such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

HelpAge International has offices in London and Brussels plus nine regional centres coordinating their work in Africa, the Caribbean, East Asia, Eastern Europe/Central Asia, European Union, Latin America, London, Middle East and South Asia.


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