Collaborating with the Dominican Network for Dignity in Old Age, ILC Dominican Republic (ILC DR) organized a seminar on diabetes on the older adult on April7, World Health Day. In addition to Dr. Rosy Pereyra, President of IL DR, seminar participants included President of the Latin American Society of Diabetes, the Director of the State Program of Essential Drugs, and the Director of the Department of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the Ministry of Health.
Taking into account that the Dominican Republic has-a prevalence of diabetes of 10.4%, that last year we had 505,700 cases of the disease and with a death rate of 25.25 per 100,000, ranking 92 in the world, ILC-DR and the Dominican Network for Dignity in Old Age found in the call from WHO to dedicate World Health Day to call attention to this health problem, an opportunity to let people know that this is one of the very common non communicable diseases that if not properly diagnosed and treated puts a great burden on the health system and the family and produces incapacity and early death. For all those reasons, we decided to organize a seminar that counted with the sponsorship of Help Age International under its ADA Campaign.
The seminar attracted more than 100 people including professionals in the field of aging, health care and government and general population. Scanning for early detection of diabetes and polyneuropathy was provided to people attending the meeting.
This year WHO declared Diabetes as the health problem to bring to attention to the health systems of the world and the general population. See the first WHO Global report on diabetes here: http://www.who.int/diabetes/en/" target="_blank">http://www.who.int/diabetes/en/
Date :25 May 2016
On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Columbia Aging Center celebrates the participants in its digital narrative project “Exceeding Expectations” (exceedingexpectations.nyc).
Date :25 October 2017
On October 19 and 20, ILC-BR hosted the 5th International Longevity Forum in Rio de Janeiro. This year’s theme was the construction of resilience along the life course; a very timely topic given the ongoing crisis in Brazil.
Date :21 October 2017
ILC-I, as UN INIA's Satellite Centre for the SAARC region is glad to announce that the admission for the United Nations' International Institute on Ageing, Malta's (UN INIA) Certificate Course on "Social Gerontology" is now open.
Date :27 September 2017
ILC – Australia symposium, Session 3385 6.00-7.30pm, IAGG 2017 - San Francisco
This symposium invited researchers, service providers, and advocacy organizations to consider changes in housing in late life, and how housing affects people’s access to care as they age.
Date :11 September 2017
In July, Dr Alex Kalache, President of ILC-Brazil and Co-President of the Global Alliance, participated in a debate with Dr Anne Karpf, author of 'How to Age' and Prof Lynda Gratton, author of 'The 100 Year Life' for the BBC World Service.
Date :21 August 2017