International Federation on Ageing

Toronto, Canada

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) works to be a global point of connection to experts and expertise as a means to help influence and shape policy related to older people and population ageing. The IFA began operations in 1973, at a time when trends toward population ageing were beginning to be understood by organizations around the world. The IFA has consistently campaigned for the rights of older people in a diversity of ways, including involvement in drafting key initiatives, participating in and hosting global conferences, and producing our own reports and publications. The IFA has to Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the International Labor Organization, UNESCO, and other international agencies, and to lobby in support of aging issues in each of these organizations.

How We Work Together

Vaccine Ambassadors is a member of the World Coalition on Adult Vaccination Promotion, an initiative spearheaded by the International Federation on Ageing (IFA). As members of the Coalition we work with global partners to increase adult vaccination rates throughout the world. A strong multi-national strategic approach to adult immunization is paramount in this effort. Our work with the IFA amplifies the message that immunizations are an important aspect of healthy aging.

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