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Elderly sue gov’t for discrimination over lack of National IDs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been sued for allegedly excluding elderly people from accessing Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE), and public health services among others due to lack of national identification cards. The government was sued together with National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA, by three Civil …

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Turkey’s aging population dragging economy down

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an ardent advocate of population increase and has called for families to have more children Ankara, Turkey | Xinhua | As a country that once boasted one of the youngest populations in Europe, Turkey has been aging fast in recent years, which is slowly dragging its …

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MOH: Poor response by elderly persons to vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is concerned about the low response of elderly persons in the ongoing vaccination campaign against Covid-19 disease, Doctor Allan Muruta, the Commissioner for Integrated Epidemiology and Surveillance services has indicated. In March this year, the Ministry of Health launched a …

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Kasese elderly demand reduction in age for SAGE beneficiaries

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Elderly persons in Kasese district have asked the government to consider reducing the eligibility age for Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment-SAGE beneficiaries to at least 65-70 years. In 2011, the government first piloted the programme in 15 districts, where older persons above 65 years were …

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SAGE beneficiaries in Lira die before receiving stipend

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Elders under the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) have passed on in Lira before receiving their stipend. Through SAGE, the government gives out a monthly stipend of 25,000 Shillings to persons aged above eighty in different parts of the country. Records from the Lira …

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