WEBINAR | Responding to the Needs of Older People During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Sharing Lessons Learned
JCIE and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) co-hosted a webinar that shared lessons from the United States, Japan, and Malaysia on how the COVID-19 epidemic has impacted older persons, particularly those in long-term care facilities.
The Longitudinal Study of Aging and Health in the Philippines (LSAHP) is the first multi-actor longitudinal study on aging in the Philippines with information coming from older Filipinos, their caregivers, and adult children. The 2018 baseline data provides comprehensive information on the health, economic status, and overall well-being of a nationally representative sample of older Filipinos aged 60 and older.
Flyers are now available in 7 languages—Chinese, English, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese—with information on the Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation.
A forum was held in the Philippines and Vietnam to share the results of an AHWIN-related ERIA study “Longitudinal Survey of Aging and Health in ASEAN Countries,” which is the first longitudinal study to be conducted targeting older persons in the Philippines and Vietnam.
A roundtable event that brought together researchers involved in the AHWIN-related ERIA studies that were launched in 2017. By having the teams present their research, this event allowed for information-sharing, cross-pollination, and network-building among the various research teams.
Capitalizing on this year’s gathering in Japan of health ministers and government officials for the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting, where active and healthy aging was a key theme of the discussions, the 2019 AHWIN Forum gathered more than 140 experts from throughout Asia to examine the topic of “Achieving Healthy Aging in Asia: Envisioning Better Care for Older Adults.”
A report, edited by Dr. Reiko Hayashi, based on an AHWIN-supported research project on the current status of the long-term care workforce in East and Southeast Asia and the status of long-term care facilities.
Towards Population Ageing in Africa–Current Approach to Elderly Care, and Lessons to be Shared Across Continents, An Official TICAD7 Side Event
Although the relative number of elderly people in Africa is still low compared to other continents, that number is expected to triple in the next 30 years. Population aging is a positive outcome for healthcare systems, but it also presents a variety of new challenges. Held on the sidelines of the 7th Tokyo International Conference of African Development (TICAD7), this event brought together influential policymakers, NGO representatives, and academicians for a dialogue on the challenges of aging populations in Africa.
The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), in cooperation with the Japan Society of Functional Recovery Care and Power Rehabilitation, has created teaching materials on “Functional Recovery Care.”
Accelerating Responses to Challenges through Innovation—A Multistakeholder Approach to Healthy and Active Aging
A report is available for the AHWIN side event held during the UNESCAP/UNFPA Midterm Review of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development. This event featured presentations on innovations and community-based approaches from Japan and Thailand.