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  1. Report on RSV Prevention, Healthy Aging, and Health System Resilience

    Respiratory infections like influenza, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), and now COVID-19, among others, place a substantial and growing burden on health systems. Among these three infections—responsible for the so called “tripledemic”—RSV is the least recognized. There is low awareness of RSV among healthcare professionals and the general public and little understanding of the disease burden…

  2. Policy Brief: Innovation in Oncology Supports Healthy Aging

    On September 27, 2023, The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) Alliance for Health Innovation and The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) convened for a roundtable discussion on cancer, innovation, and healthy aging. Experts on cancer treatment, health policy, aging, and patient voices explored the value of biomedical innovation, and the importance of both the…

  3. 2024 AMR Preparedness Index Progress Report

    The new 2024 Progress Report assesses the same eleven countries as the 2021 Index: Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (US). The 2021 Index examined over 100 metrics to evaluate and rank countries’ performance against AMR and establish benchmarks for policy action and…

  4. How to Better Support Older Adults and Their Families for Shared Decision-Making About Cancer Care

    On October 12th, 2023, the Global Coalition on Aging convened an expert roundtable that brought together healthcare providers, clinicians, patient representatives, and academics from Japan, the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom to discuss How to Better Support Older Adults and Their Families for Shared Decision-Making About Cancer Care. This discussion was prompted…

  5. Report on Life Course Immunization and Integrated Care

    On June 12, 2023, the Global Coalition on Aging organized a panel session at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Asia/Oceania Regional Congress 2023. The session brought together experts from aging and elder care, including from the World Health Organization, for a discussion on the importance of life course immunization and the need for…

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