The Global Platform – COVID-19 and older adults in low and middle-income countries
Low and middle-income countries (LMICS) contain 69% of the global population aged 60+. This age group accounts for the largest share of deaths associated with COVID-19. Rates of infection and case fatality are likely to be higher in LMICs than in high-income countries. It is therefore likely that older people in LMICs will make up the majority of global deaths from COVID-19. The longer-term impacts on older people are yet unknown, but we can expect many who survive will experience lasting effects on their health and wellbeing.
The Global Platform is a loose network of academics, NGOs and others with specific interests in these issues. It aims to support the sharing of knowledge and experience between academics, practitioners and organisations based in different settings and different countries.
Among other things, the group runs weekly webinars and posts daily blogs from around the world. You are invited to explore the site and share with your contacts: https://www.corona-older.com/
If you would like to be part of the network, please contact [email protected] to be on the mailing list. You can also subscribe to weekly newsletters on the website.
If you would like to contribute a blog, please email it to [email protected]. Please ensure your blog is 1000 words max and relevant to the site. Please include your contact details and affiliation. All blogs will be reviewed and any edits will be shared with the authors for their approval before publishing.