The IFAs 15th Global Conference on Ageing, entitled “Rights Matter,” is an international platform to improve our understanding of age-friendly environments, to debate the solutions to address inequalities, to confront the reality of ageism, and to delve into what it means to enable the functional ability of an older person.
Ask an Expert: IFA Expert Centre
IFA is the leading global point of connection to experts and expertise as a means to help influence and shape policy related to older people and population ageing. Toward this outcome, the IFA was the first global NGO to launch a “virtual expert centre” that features thought leaders and experts in policy, research and practice in fields associated with population ageing.
Vaccination is an important element of a comprehensive health promotion strategy to healthy ageing, as science shows reduced burden of infectious diseases, decreased functional decline and additional healthy life years. As people age, immune system function declines, leaving older people at a higher risk for infectious diseases such as shingles, pneumonia and influenza.