In noting the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, did you know that there is no universal declaration of the rights of older adults, like there is for children and indigenous peoples? What does exist in the United Nations is a space for formal discussion about which rights are the most relevant for this population. … [Read more...] about What About the Rights of the Elderly?
...Sang the famous Spanish singer-songwriter Joaquín Sabina in 1992, “do not try the liqueurs of pleasure, build muscles from five to six, and watch your cholesterol.” Beyond his ironic lyrics about the exaggerated obsession with finding the elixir to prolong life, Sabina’s song alluded to a new reality: the increase in life expectancy and the implications that entails. … [Read more...] about If You Want to Live A Hundred Years…
Latin America and the Caribbean is aging at an accelerated and unprecedented rate. At present, 11 percent of its inhabitants are over 60 years old, a percentage that still does not amount to what is considered to be an aging population, as in the case of Europe (23.9 percent) or North America (20.8 percent). However, it is expected that by 2030 the population over 60 in Latin … [Read more...] about What is the Overview of Aging and Dependency in the Region?
Copyright © 2017. Inter-American Development Bank. If you wish to republish this article, please request authorization to firstname.lastname@example.org. By Andrea Ulrich. Lee este artículo en español. We can all remember a time when we got hurt as children – whether by skinning our knees on the sidewalks or falling from a swing set. Our parents immediately washed the … [Read more...] about “Superbugs” and Antibiotics: Why You Should Pay Attention
Copyright © 2016. Inter-American Development Bank. If you wish to republish an article, please ask for permission at email@example.com. By Sarju Sing Rai and Meghana Kulkarni. Did you know that every hour approximately 10 people get infected with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean? HIV/AIDS is one of the most challenging and destructive diseases in human … [Read more...] about How can We Prevent HIV and End the AIDS Epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean?