ILC Global Alliance ‘line-up’ at International Federation of Ageing Conference

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The next annual conference of the International Federation of Ageing (IFA) in Hyderabad approaches rapidly, and the ILC Global Alliance is delighted to be participating, continuing its strong relationship with the IFA, and its history of featuring strongly in past conference programmes.

As part of the mission of the ILC Global Alliance to help societies to address longevity and population ageing in positive and productive ways, it is vital that we share our knowledge with colleagues around the world as we face the opportunities and challenges of an ageing world together.

As well as representatives from member countries of the Global Alliance with individual speaking slots in the conference schedule, the programme will also feature a number of ILC Global Alliance symposia on a variety of topics, including:

  • Rethinking health and healthcare: attitudes, strategies and challenges, with speakers from ILCs in Brazil, Japan, South Africa and the USA. This session will review global challenges and opportunities in relation to healthcare across the world.
  • Financial wellbeing in old age featuring speakers from the ILC Global Alliance and from HelpAge International partners, exploring patterns in financial wellbeing and setting out what Governments need to do to ensure that older people around the world do not live in financial hardship.
  • Ageing in the Emerging Economies: Comparative Policy Perspectives from Brazil, China, India and South Africa

The 12th Global Conference on Ageing from the IFA will be held on the 10-13 June 2014 at the HICC in Hyderabad, India. If you would like any further information on the conference, please see the IFA web pages at: We look forward to sharing ideas and discussions with those attending IFA in Hyderabad – bon voyage!

Jessica Watson, ILC-UK

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