The pandemic has exposed ageism like never before. Older people have been separated and isolated, portrayed as weak and helpless and, their rights have been ignored. This has taken a toll on their health and wellbeing, and older people now risk facing more violence, abuse and neglect than before the pandemic. Despite the impact of the pandemic on older people, data gaps and other obstacles continue to exclude older people, and block effective responses and future planning. In this media dialogue, representatives from World Health Organization (WHO) and HelpAge International will discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on older people in East and Southern Africa, and what their organizations are doing to help.
Guatemala: Research on the Impact of Community Engagement and Accountability Approaches in Public Health Emergencies
This case study was conducted as part of research commissioned by the IFRC on the impact of community engagement and accountability (CEA) on public health emergencies. The overall objective of the research is to identify, understand and document how CEA approaches have changed, impacted and/or influenced Red Cross Red Crescent programmes and community health systems during public health emergencies