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From glasses to mobility scooters, ‘assistive technology’ isn’t always high-tech

The WHO estimates one in three of us will need assistive technology, ranging from glasses to mobility scooters, in our lifetimes. This number is set to grow with an ageing population and the rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, which are major causes of disability.

WHO data reveals 15 million COVID-19 related deaths during the first two years of pandemic

New estimates from the World Health Organization show that the full death toll associated directly or indirectly with the COVID-19 pandemic between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 was approximately 14.9 million.

Hearing researcher and audiologist awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

World-renowned hearing expert Professor Bob Cowan has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to industry-research collaboration by Cooperative Research Australia at its Excellence in Innovation Awards in Canberra last Thursday.

WHO summary of Baseline report for UN Decade of Healthy Ageing now available in range of languages

To support governments, civil society, international agencies, professionals, academia, the media, and the private sector around the world to achieve healthy ageing, WHO has launched translations of the Decade of healthy ageing: baseline report – summary in all official UN languages. 

World’s largest mentoring initiative for front-line healthcare workers launched

EdTech business Vygo has announced a partnership with Nursing Now Challenge, which will provide unrivaled professional development and leadership skills to more than 100,000 professional and student nurses and midwives globally.

World has short memory when it comes to addressing dementia challenge

Only a quarter of countries worldwide have a national policy, strategy or plan for supporting people with dementia and their families, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO's) Global status report on the public health response to dementia, released on Thursday (September 2).

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