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Inequalities are a central theme of Dr. Kalache’s contributions to debates around the IFA Conference in Toronto.

Before the official opening of the XIV Global Conference on Ageing of the IFA in Toronto, Dr. Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-BR opened the Brain Health Forum, event organised by Aging2.0 Toronto. The Forum on brain health brought experts and innovators to discuss about the future of the field. Dr. Kalache gave a general overview of the opportunities and challenges related to health in an ageing world and highlighted the importance of making these opportunities available to all.

On the same day, Dr. Kalache delivered the closing speech of the “Addressing Inequalities Summit”, organised by IFA together with the Canadian Government. Objective of the Summit was to share knowledge and experience on how to improve the health and well-being of the most vulnerable older people.

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