How are older people being looked after?

An older woman receiving home based care in Myanmar.

Around 300 million people from across the globe are excluded from urgently needed long-term care, a new study from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has revealed.

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Developing countries face ageing revolution

Lillian, Paula and Ian in Kenya.

In 2050, just 35 years’ time, there will be more older people worldwide (aged 60 and over) than children under 16 for the first time in history.Today, almost two-thirds (62%) of the 868 million people in the world aged over 60 live in developing countries; this proportion is expected to increase to 80% in 2050.

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It’s time to face the facts

An older man smiles warmly.

Older people exist in developing countries and they must not be left behind. It’s time to face the facts about ageing and development.

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