The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is an international non-governmental organization with a membership base of NGOs, the corporate sector, academia, government, and individuals.
WE BELIEVE in 'generating positive change for older people throughout the world by stimulating, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on rights, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life of people as they age.'
Our priorities are to establish the IFA as a point of connection that links together NGOs, academia, policy makers, and the private sector; facilitates knowledge exchange through our networks; collaborates in research and provides a repository of information; is a reference point for policy knowledge around areas with global implications: age discrimination, engaging seniors, financial protection, and age-friendly communities.
It is our mission to:
- Respond to the need for information on policies, practices, and rights
- Facilitate interaction and collaboration between all sectors concerned with ageing issues
- Providing a reliable platform for information exchange, empowerment and connection
- Bridge gaps in the knowledge and understanding of the ageing experience
- Develop tools to empower older people and the various groups working with them
- Help foster an age friendly environment at the global, regional and local levels
The IFA has consistently campaigned for the rights of older people in a diversity of ways, including involvement in drafting key initiatives, participating in and hosting global conferences, and producing our own reports and publications.
In sum, the IFA exists to inform, educate and promote policies and practice to improve the quality of life of older persons around the world.
Psychology, clinical medicine, and neuroscience expert, exploring how complex mental activity impacts dementia
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Full Professor of Medicine, Head of Respiratory Intensive Care Unit
Torres is Full Professor in Medicine at the University of Barcelona (UB) and Head of the Respiratory Intesive Care Unit at Hospital Clínic
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Dr. Corcio is Vice President of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
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Unit Chief for the Healthy Life Course
Dr. Vega is a specialist in geriatric medicine who has served as the Regional Advisor in Aging and Health at PAHO/WHO since January 2006.
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Dr. Ignacio Federico Villaseñor Ruíz is the Director General of the National Center for Child and Adolescent Health (CeNSIA)
Public Health Vaccination
Director and Professor of Gerontology
Sarah trained as an ethnographer and her early research focused on migration and the social implications of demographic change
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Deputy Medical Director
Dr. Philp joined Heart of England NHS Foundation on 7 July as Deputy Medical Director for Older People
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Dr. Gutiérrez is a Mexican scholar trained in France in geriatric medicine and the biology of aging
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Professor in Physical Therapy
Professor in Physical Therapy with an adjunct appointment in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alberta
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Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Laura Mosqueda, M.D., is a professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California.
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