Impact of COVID-19 Containment and Mitigation Strategies on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa

SGA Africa is sponsoring a series of continental webinars on the impact of COVID-19 in the context of rights of older persons. Topics include containment and mitigation strategies and the state and local responses to the global health pandemic; the burden of illness and death and the impact on the economic, social and mental health of older persons, their families and communities. The purpose of the webinar is to signal to government leaders and policy makers, the needs of vulnerable older persons in this crisis, and to identify ways in which attention to human rights of older people can better focus recovery efforts on achieving equitable and inclusive development.

This webinar will be held on 5th June at 13:00-14:00 West Central Africa time (08:00-09:00 EDT).

You can download the flyer with more information here.

You can register for the webinar here.