Coronavirus (COVID-19) presents high risks for older people
INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO COVID-19
President, Dr. John W. Rowe, MD, is a member of the WHO Global Network on Long-Term Care (GNLTC), a multi-disciplinary network of experts and organizations that support THE WHO in developing norms and guidelines necessary for the implementation of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health, especially in areas of long-term care. The WHO GNLTC recently issued guidance for long-term care facilities in response to COVID-19.
Secretary General, Dr. Toni C. Antonucci, PHD, and head IAGG UN Designate, is working with our other distinguished UN representatives, HelpAge International, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, and the NGO Committee on Ageing (New York and Geneva) on a response to the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the current outbreak of COVID-19 and its implications on the human rights of older person around the world.
IAGG PROGRAMS- GSIA
GSIA Program Director, Dr. Norah Keating, PHD, is a member of an international expert panel to the World Health Organization on Guidance on older people and COVID-19. This panel was coordinated by the ALANA Officer at the WHO, in Geneva. The goal of this panel is to develop a more general set of guidelines to support older adults in the context of COVID-19.
IAGG Other - International Longevity Centre (ILC) Global Alliance (GA)
WHO GNLTC: Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the context of COVID-19
OTHER WHO RESOURCES
The GATE Initiative: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak and AT-Related Advice
The WHO Website: Advice for the Public
The WHO Website: COVID-19 Technical Guidance
The WHO Website: Regularly Updated Travel Recommendations
UN Sustainable Development Goals Knowledge Platform: Dispatches from the Field
UN Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Older Persons
HelpAge International: COVID-19 Guidance and Advice for Older People
ILC-GA: Position Statement on COVID-19
IAGG UN Webpage: Response to COVID-19 and Older Persons
Return to the IAGG Response to COVID-19 and Older Persons Main page.
A collection of resources from our five IAGG Regional Chairs: NAR, COMLAT, ER, A/OAR, AR.
A collection of resources from several of our IAGG Member Societies worldwide.
A collection of resources from our affiliate IAGG partners worldwide.