November 2021

International Training Programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics

INIA's Satellite Centre for Sub-Saharan Africa in collaboration with Dave Omokaro Foundation will be organising a virtual International Training Programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics, which will be held between the 23-25, 29-30 November 2021. For further information about the programme, please ...Read More

November 2021

3rd International Conference on Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine 2021

For the third consecutive year, the International Institute on Ageing United Nations - Malta (INIA) teamed with the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka to organise the 3rd International Conference on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine with the theme do pandemics change the way we address age and ageing?...Read More

October 2021

Population Ageing in the Middle East and North Africa – Research and Policy Implications (Virtual Book Launch)

In commemoration of the International Day of Older Persons 2021, INIA in collaboration with the Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA),  launched the publication Population Ageing in the Middle East and North Africa - Research and Policy Implications. This publication is considered a lan...Read More

October 2021

Advanced Postgraduate Course VII Session 3: Metabolism, Mood & Cognitive Disorders

The Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA) in collaboration with The International Institute on Ageing-United Nations-Malta (INIA) & the Middle-East & North Africa Associaciation on Aging & Alzheimer’s (MENAAA) worked together in formulating the programme to the Advanced Po...Read More

July 2021

International Post Graduate Course in Geriatrics

Prof Marvin Formosa, Director INIA, was invited as a speaker during the International Post Graduate Course in Geriatrics. This 5th session was held virtually on 2-3 July 2021, and organised by the Tunisian Geriatric Society who worked with INIA, Maghreb Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MAMA), and the...Read More

June 2021

IAGG E-Conference

As part of the IAGG 2021 E-Conference held between the 22-23 June, INIA hosted a symposium that ran under the theme: Ageing, Diversity, and Social Justice: Global Perspectives. Prof. Marvin Formosa, Director INIA, chaired this symposium which composed of 3 very interesting and thought-provoking p...Read More

June 2021

Webinar on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

INIA’s Deputy Director Rosette Farrugia Bonello was invited as a speaker during a webinar on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, organised by the Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine Sanobharyang, Bhandarkhai, Nepal. This webinar was held on ...Read More

June 2021

International virtual Seminar on Elder Abuse Awareness

Rosette Farrugia-Bonello, INIA’s Deputy was invited as a speaker during an international virtual seminar on Elder Abuse Awareness. The 3-day International seminar was organised by Heritage Foundation, Hyderabad, India in collaboration with the Department of Social Work Bharathi Dasan University Tiru...Read More

June 2021

INIA CAC Satellite Center Webinar Series 2021

INIA's satellite centre for the Caribbean and Central America in collaboration with NTD Fundación organised a webinar series between Friday 28th May and Thursday 30th June 2021. This Webinar series ran a total of 10 different sessions, and delivered by 10 speakers under the theme of “Ageing in Centr...Read More

April 2021

Suspended lives? The long-term effects of COVID-19 across the lifespan

Professor Marvin Formosa, INIA's Director took part in a virtual seminar on 'Suspended Lives? The Long-term effects of COVID-19 across the Lifespan', organised by the Faculty of Social Wellbeing, University of Malta on 13 April 2021. Prof. Formosa spoke about how Covid-19 impacted the lives of older...Read More

March 2021

Geriatric Giants and Palliative Care (Virtual)

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA), worked with the Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA) and the Middle-East & North Africa Association on Ageing & Alzheimer’s (MENAAA), in holding a training programme in Geriatric Giants & Palliative Care. Th...Read More

March 2021

The Impact of Covid-19 on Ageing in the SAARC Countries: The Path Ahead (Virtual)

INIA in collaboration with the International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I), which is INIA’s Satellite Centre for the SAARC region, organised a series of four webinars on “The Impact of Covid-19 on Ageing in the SAARC Countries:The Path Ahead”. These sessions were delivered by experts from the SAARC...Read More

February 2021

International Webinar on Perceived Anxiety, Social Support and Coping Strategies of Elderly during Covid-19 Pandemic

INIA’s Deputy Director Rosette Farrugia Bonello was invited to deliver the keynote address during an International webinar on Perceived Anxiety, Social Support and Coping Strategies of Elderly during COVID-19 Pandemic. The International webinar, which was held virtually,  was organised by the Depart...Read More

February 2021

International Training Programme in Ageing Policy Formulation, Planning, Implementation and Policy Related Aspects (Sub-Saharan Africa)

INIA's Satellite Centre for Sub-Saharan Africa in collaboration with the Dave Omokaro Foundation, Nigeria (DOF),  worked together in organising it’s first virtual training programme in Ageing Policy Formulation Planning, Implementation and Policy Related Aspects.  This programme was held virtually b...Read More

February 2021

International Conference on Technologies for Active and Independent Living in Old Age (Virtual)

INIA’s Deputy Director Rosette Farrugia-Bonello was one of the invited Keynote speakers during the virtual international conference on Technologies for Active and Independent living in old Age which was organised between 10-11 February 2021.  Rosette Farrugia-Bonello’s presentation was on COVID-19: ...Read More

January 2021

Ageing issues: Indian, regional and global context. Day 2 of 2 Webinar

INIA worked with the Development, Welfare & Research Foundation, New Delhi & the Department of Sociology and IQAC, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi in organising a 2-day webinar on 'Ageing issues: Indian, regional and global context'. During this Webinar series various topics and issu...Read More

January 2021

Ageing Issues: Indian, Regional and Global Context Day 1 of 2 Webinar

INIA worked with the Development, Welfare & Research Foundation, New Delhi & the Department of Sociology and IQAC, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi in organising a 2-day webinar on 'Ageing issues: Indian, regional and global context'. During this Webinar series various topics and issu...Read More

December 2020

INIA Webinar Series 2020- Empowerment of older persons

The session addressed the issue of empowerment of older persons as an important prerequisite for a policy approach to improving the quality of life of older persons and integrating them into society. The materials of the lecture were linked to the conceptual narratives and specific recommendations o...Read More

December 2020

National Congress on Public Health (Virtual)

Rosette Farrugia-Bonello, INIA's Deputy Director, was invited to deliver a keynote paper during the 4th International & 22nd National Congress on Public Health.  The Congress was held online between 13 and 19 December 2020 by Turkish Association of Public Health Specialists (HASUDER). Rosette Fa...Read More

December 2020

INIA Webinar Series 2020- Impact on informal carers of people with dementia in recovering economies from COVID-19

Today, almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60. With ageing, dementia is the number one public health disease and will be the ‘most serious health crisis of the 21st Century’. Dementia is a major cause of disability and dependency among older people. The cost of caring for people with d...Read More

December 2020

NHRI 2020: Conference on the Rights of Older Persons

Professor Marvin Formosa was invited as a panel speaker during the Human Rights Institution (HRI) 2020 Conference on the Rights of Older Persons. This conference was hosted by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) and was held virtually on 7 December 2020. The conference was organise...Read More

December 2020

Silverage International Conference on Gerontology and Geriatrics (Virtual)

For the second consecutive year, the International Institute on Ageing United Nations - Malta (INIA) teamed with the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka to organise the 2nd International Conference on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine with the theme Adding holistic quality care for the silver aged. The...Read More

December 2020

INIA Webinar Series 2020- Ageing in and out of place: Inequalities at later life

Across the globe, changes in demographic and socio-economic structures mean that large segments of societies are growing older across the world. Population ageing is occurring in countries previously characterised by young populations and where their policy and systems are not well prepared to meet ...Read More

November 2020

INIA Webinar Series 2020 -Impact of Covid-19 pandemic: Older persons and institutions in Argentina

This 10th Session was delivered by Prof Jose Ricardo Jauregui (President, International Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics) whereby he tackled the situation of COVID-19 in Argentina and neighbouring countries in Latin America. This was done by reviewing figures, as well as comparisons of pu...Read More

November 2020

INIA Webinar Series 2020 – Population ageing in North Africa

North Africa’s demographic trends reveal a growing ageing population, including lower fertility, lower mortality rates, and longer life expectancy. As a consequence, the populations are expected to age rapidly during the coming decades. An increasing number of the older population also leads to a si...Read More

November 2020

First Council Meeting of INIA-DOF Satellite Centre for Sub-Saharan Africa

INIA-DOF Satellite Centre for Sub-Saharan Africa held its first Council Meeting on 17th November 2020. The Council Chairs are Ms. Rosette Bonello (INIA) and Dr. Emem Omokaro (DOF). The outcome of the virtual meeting focused on developing an appropriate curriculum to enable the enhancement of ...Read More

November 2020

Geriatrics (virtual programme)

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA), worked with the Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA) and in collaboration with the Middle-East and North Africa Association on Ageing and Alzheimer’s (MENAAA) in holding a training programme in Geriatrics. The programme...Read More

October 2020

INIA Webinar Series 2020 – Pop. ageing, ageism & rights of older persons: Balancing autonomy & independence with dependency

Older persons’ right to autonomy & independence is a component of the International Bill of Human Rights. The ability to exercise them is at the core of human dignity & equality. COVID-19 has magnified ageism & exposed socioeconomic impacts & deepening inequalities. The dominant narr...Read More

October 2020

INIA Webinar Series- Population ageing in Asia: Diversity, challenges and governance of ageing societies

The majority of the world’s ageing population is located in Asia. The vast diversity amongst Asian countries indicates various challenges of equity issues & social justice along with the call for efforts & strategies of governance of ageing societies. This session looked into the trend of po...Read More

October 2020

Satellite Centre with Sub-Saharan Africa

On the 22nd of October 2020, INIA  signed an agreement of collaboration with the Dave Omokaro Foundation - DOF, on the setting up of INIA's Satellite Centre for sub-Saharan Africa in Nigeria. This agreement was made official with the signing of Prof. Marvin Formosa, Director, INIA, and Dr. Emem Omok...Read More

October 2020

The Impact of Demographic Change and COVID-19 on Older Persons

Rosette Farrugia-Bonello, Deputy Director, INIA was invited to speak on the impact of demographic change and COVID-19 on older persons. This Webinar was organised by GITAM School of Gandhain Studies on the 16th October 2020....Read More

October 2020

INIA Webinar Series 2020 – Justicia Social y Envejecimiento / Social Justice and Ageing

Dr. Rosy Pereyra - Justicia Social y Envejecimiento / Social Justice and Ageing A pesar de que la población mundial está envejeciendo rápidamente, la visión negativa que se nos presenta del envejecimiento y del apoyo que necesita esta población, ha impactado las políticas públicas y la implementa...Read More

October 2020

INIA Webinar Series 2020: Population ageing, heterogeneity & multiple vulnerabilities of older persons in India

This Webinar Session titled: 'Population ageing, heterogeneity and multiple vulnerabilities of older persons in India' was delivered by Prof. S Siva Raju (Centre for Population, Health & Development, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai), as part of INIA's Webinar Series 2020. Given the pop...Read More

October 2020

Basic Geriatrics Ageing: Approach to the Advanced Age Group in the Covid-19 Pandemic (Virtual)

INIA’s Director Professor Marvin Formosa and Deputy Director Rosette Farrugia-Bonello were invited to participate in a virtual training programme with the theme Basic Geriatrics ageing: approach to the advanced age group in the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme which was held between 1 - 3 October, w...Read More

September 2020

INIA Webinar Series 2020 – The impact of population ageing and longevity on the future of work

This Webinar Session titled: 'The impact of population ageing and longevity on the future of work' was delivered by Amal Abou Rafeh (Chief, Programme on Ageing, UN), as part of INIA's Webinar Series 2020. This session provided an analysis of the impact of population ageing, among other global trends...Read More

September 2020

The Middle East and North Africa Research and Health Ageing (MENARAH) Network Launch

Prof Marvin Formosa, Director, INIA was one of the speakers during the launch of the MENRAH Network which was live-streamed on the 29th September 2020. The international research group which is being led by Prof  Shereen Hussein aims to raise awareness of ageing within the specific economic and soci...Read More

September 2020

INIA Webinar Series 2020

INIA's Webinar Series 2020 was an on-line free series run under the theme 'Population Ageing: Diversity, Social Justice and Equality' and was composed of 13 experts from around the globe on the field of ageing. The sessions  covered various aspects of ageing, current challenges and future developm...Read More

August 2020

In-Situ Training Programme in Geriatrics, Tunisia

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA), in collaboration with the Tunisian Geriatric Society (STG), the Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA), the Maghreb Academy for Medicine of Aging (MAMA), and the Faculty of Medicine of Monastir (FMM) organised the fourth ...Read More

March 2020

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Ankara, Turkey

The International Institute on Ageing, UN-Malta (INIA), worked with the Turkish Geriatrics Society and Hacettepe University Application and Research Centre of Geriatric Sciences (GEBAM), in organising the 7th in-situ programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics. This programme was held between 2-6 March ...Read More

February 2020

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Nigeria

INIA worked with the Dave Omokaro Foundation (DOF) in organising an international 'in-situ' training programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics. This programme was held between the 24-28 February in Nigeria and was aimed at training journalists and government personnel....Read More

January 2020

Public Lecture, Goethe University, Germany

INIA’s Director Professor Marvin Formosa was invited as a Visiting Professor of Gerontology at Goethe University Frankfurt where he lectured on older adult learning, fourth age learning and critical gerontology. He also delivered a Public Lecture on the theme of his book The University of the Third ...Read More

January 2020

Active Ageing Project at Senior Express, Pune, India

Rosette Farrugia-Bonello was invited to visit ‘Senior Express’.  This organisation was founded in 2013 by INIA’s alumni Dr. Nidhi Mishra. The mission of ‘Senior Express’ is to promote active ageing and intergenerational bonding through projects carried out with people of all ages. One of the project...Read More

January 2020

Satellite Centre with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

INIA renewed its agreement of collaboration with The International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I) for the setting up of INIA’s Satellite Centre for the various countries within the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries. The Satellite Centre, which was first established w...Read More

January 2020

Long-Term Care Home Visits: Madhur Bhav, Athashari Aastha & Athashi Aastha, Pune, India

Rosette Farrugia-Bonello was invited to visit two Madhur Bhav (meaning ageing with joy) private care homes for older persons which are managed on the concept of person-centred care. In both homes, she was greeted warmly by the residents and staff and shown around by Founder and CEO Anjali Deshpande....Read More

January 2020

INIA Presentation, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India

Rosette Farrugia-Bonello visited Savitribai Phule Pune University, Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, Pune-India. She was hosted by Dr. Aarti Nagarkar, Director of the School. Rosette Farrugia-Bonello delivered a presentation on the role of INIA and its work and talks were held on how both...Read More

January 2020

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Social Gerontology, Pune, India

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations, Malta (INIA) in collaboration with the International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I) and which is also INIA’s Satellite Centre for the SAARC Countries, organised a training programme in ‘Social Gerontology’. The programme was held at Bharati Vidya...Read More

January 2020

Public Lecture, Colonel’s Cube, Pune, India

INIA’s Deputy Director Rosette Farrugia-Bonello was invited to deliver a lecture on Dementia Care for older persons to the members of Colonel’s Cube, Pune. Colonel’s Cube is an NGO founded in 2015 by INIA’s alumni Lt. Colonel Fulay Kumar who is also the President of the said association. The role of...Read More

December 2019

World Longevity Conference, Hainan, China

Professor Marvin Formosa, Director INIA, together with Professor Charles Scerri, INIA's International expert delivered two keynote papers on 'Long Term Care for older persons in China’ and a second titled ‘Dementia: Current & Future Challenges’. These papers were presented during a World Lon...Read More

December 2019

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme, in Gerontology, China

INIA in collaboration with the China Institute on Population and Social Development and Shanglin County Government assisted by Shanglin Public Health Committee, organised a programme in Gerontology. The programme, was held between 16 - 20 December 2019 at the Shanglin Country, Guangxi Province, Chin...Read More

December 2019

MoU with Greenland Holding Group, Hainan Division (GHRHG), China

INIA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greenland Holding Group, Hainan Division, China (GHRHG). Both parties agree to collaborate through the organisation of training programmes on ageing to Greenland Holding Group employees. INIA will also work closely with GHRHG on ageing-related pro...Read More

December 2019

Training Programme in ‘Geriatric and Dementia Care Management’, Malta

INIA organised a training programme in 'Geriatric and Dementia Care Management' at Casa Arkati, a private long-term residential care home for older persons in Mosta, Malta, run by Care Malta Ltd. The programme was attended by employees from CareMalta. Lectures addressed 'Key Challenges in Geriatric ...Read More

December 2019

MoU with Chengmai County Government (CCG), China

INIA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chengmai County Government (CCG), Hainan Province China. The MoU is for the years 2020 - 2022. Both parties agree to collaborate through research on active and healthy ageing through the organisation of training programmes on Gerontology and Geria...Read More

December 2019

Training programme in ‘Geriatric and Dementia Care Management’, Malta

INIA organised a training programme in 'Geriatric and Dementia Care Management' at St. Joseph's Residential Home, a private long-term residential care home for older persons in Fgura, Malta. The programme was attended by employees from the same home. Lectures addressed Nursing care of older adults, ...Read More

November 2019

UNFPA Workshop on Healthy Ageing, Georgia

INIA's Deputy Director Rosette Farrugia-Bonello was invited by UNFPA Georgia, to deliver a key-note speech on 'Demographic changes and policy development on Ageing' during a workshop on 'Healthy Ageing'. The workshop, which was organised in Tbilisi, Georgia between the 28 - 29 November was attended ...Read More

November 2019

MoU with Huachuan Smart Senior Care (Beijing) Co., Ltd (HSSCC)

INIA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Huachuan Smart Senior Care (Beijing) Co., Ltd (HSSCC). The aim of this agreement is to strengthen capacity building development in the field of ageing in Nanning, for the implementation of programmes and strategic policies on active ageing in that regio...Read More

Caregiver Training Programme, Cairo, Egypt

The International Institue on Ageing, UN-Malta (INIA), collaborated with Ain Shams University in organising a ‘Caregiver Training Programme’, addressed for formal caregivers working with older persons. This programme, was held at Ahmed Shawky Geriatric hospital, Ain Shams University hospitals, Cairo...Read More

November 2019

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Geriatric Care, Tunisia

INIA worked with The Maghreb Academy for Medicine of Ageing and the Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing organised a training programme on 'Geriatric Care'. The programme which was held in Kebilli, Douz, Tunisia, was opened by Prof Sonia Hammami, President of the Tunisian Geriatric Society....Read More

November 2019

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Public Policies in Ageing for Central America and the Caribbean

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA) in collaboration with NTD Fundacion, INIA's Satellite Centre for Central America and the Caribbean organised a training programme in Public Policies in Ageing for Central America and the Caribbean. The programme was held between 28 Oc...Read More

October 2019

29th Alzheimer Europe Conference, ‘Making Valuable Connections’, The Netherlands

INIA's Deputy Director Rosette Farrugia Bonello attended the 29th Alzheimer Europe Conference, 'Making Valuable Connections'. This conference was held between 23 - 26 October 2019 at The Hague, The Netherlands. One of the highlights was a symposium organised by Alzheimer's Europe's European Working ...Read More

September 2019

Memory Walk for World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month – a month dedicated to raising awareness and challenging the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer’s Month was launched in 2012 by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), with Alzheimer’s Day being celebrated on 21 September each year. Globally, var...Read More

September 2019

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme on Healthy Ageing, Cardio, Neuro & Nephro- vascular diseases, Tunisia

The International Institute on Ageing-United Nations-Malta (INIA) in collaboration with the Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA) and the Geriatric Society Tunis (GST) organized a training programme on ‘Healthy Ageing, Cardio, Neuro & Nephro- vascular diseases’. The programme was he...Read More

June 2019

Training Programme in Ageing Policy Formulation, Planning and Implementation, Nigeria

INIA in collaboration with the Dave Omokaro Foundation Nigeria, jointly organized an international in-situ training programme in Ageing Policy Formulation, Planning and Implementation for the enhancement of skills , knowledge and building of networks in ageing in Nigeria.  The programme, designed fo...Read More

June 2019

Short Training Programme in Geriatrics and Gerontology, Monastir, Tunisia

INIA worked with the Middle East Academy for medicine of ageing (MEAMA) and with the Tunisian Geriatric Association (STG) in organising a short training programme in Geriatrics and Gerontology. The programme was held between 7 - 8 June in Monastir, Tunisia. In addition to the local speakers headed b...Read More

May 2019

Short Programme on Population Ageing & Active Ageing International & Asian Perspectives, Malta

INIA, worked with the International Expert Comittee on Active Ageing (IECAA) in jointly organaising a short programme on 'Population Ageing & Active Ageing International & Asian Perspectives'. This programme was held in Malta between the 19-21 May 2019. During this programme site visits were...Read More

April 2019

7th International Training programme in Gerontology and Social Aspects of Ageing, St. Petersburg, Russia

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA),  in collaboration with INIA Satellite Centre in Russia, St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology , St. Petersburg City Social Medical Geriatric Centre and Gerontological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RA...Read More

April 2019

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Geriatrics, Tripoli, Lebanon

INIA worked with the Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA) and the Middle East Longevity Institute in organizing an in-situ programme in Geriatrics. This programme was held between 5-6 April 2019. The programme which was held in Tripoli, Lebanon,  addressed  Metabolism, Mood & Cogni...Read More

April 2019

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Gerontology, Hammamet, Tunisia

INIA worked with the National Fund of Social Security (C.N.S.S.) and with the Tunisian Association of Gérontology (ATUGER) in organising the 8th in-situ programme in Gerontology. The programme was organised in Hammamet, Tunisia between 1 – 12 April 2019. The two-week long programme addressed various...Read More

March 2019

6th Annual International Conference of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Cairo, Egypt

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), worked with Ain Shams University, Egypt in organising the 6th Annual International Conference on Orthogeriatric Care: A Long Journey. The conference was held between 20-21 March 2019, in Cairo, Egypt. The conference broad a large nu...Read More

March 2019

‘In-Situ’ Training programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Kuwait

INIA in collaboration with the Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA) and the Ministry of Health in Kuwait organised an in-situ training programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics. The programme was held in Kuwait between 3-7 March 2019. The programme covered Metabolism, Mood and Cognitive ...Read More

March 2019

‘In-Situ’ Training programme in Geriatrics, Nairobi, Kenya

INIA worked with the Kenya Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (KAGG), South African Geriatrics Society, the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics – Africa Academy in organizing an in-situ programme in Geriatrics. ...Read More

February 2019

Euro-Med Congress, Tangier, Morocco

INIA in collaboration with the Middle-East Academy for Medicine of Aging (MEAMA) and the Morocco Ageing Association, held a Euro-Med Congress in Morocco. The Congress, which was attended by physicians and paramedical team was held between 22 – 24 February 2019 at the Royal Tulip Hotel, Tangier, Moro...Read More

February 2019

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Geriatrics, Monastir, Tunisia

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), in collaboration with the  Middle East Academy of Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA) and The Tunisian Geriatric Society organized an in-situ programme in Geriatric in Tunisia. The programme was held at Hotel Royal Thalassa in Monastir betwe...Read More

December 2018

In Situ Training Programme in Social Gerontology and Dementia Care, Chengdu, China

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations Malta (INIA) in collaboration with The Support and Nursing Committee for the Elderly (SNCE), organised an in-situ programme in Social Gerontology and Dementia Care. The programme was organised between 10 - 14 December 2018 in Chengdu, China. The ...Read More

December 2018

National Conference on Gerontological, Geriatric and Dementia Care in Malta & Gozo: Present & Future Challenges, Malta

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA), in collaboration with the Department of Gerontology, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta, organised a conference on Gerontological, Geriatric and Dementia Care in Malta & Gozo: Present & Future Challenges. The c...Read More

November 2018

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Social Gerontology, Kathmandu, Nepal

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA), in collaboration with the Department of Community Medicine Nepalese Army Institute of Health Science (NAIHS), the National Senior Citizens Federation of Nepal and the Department of Health Service, (MOHP) organised the first in-situ t...Read More

October 2018

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Geriatric Giants and Palliative Care, Cairo, Egypt

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA), in collaboration with the Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA), Egyptian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Abyad Medical Centre (Lebanon) and Middle East Longevity Institute (Lebanon), organised an in-situ programm...Read More

October 2018

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Policy Planning, Implementation and Monitoring of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, Batumi, Georgia

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA), organised an international school in Gerontology and Geriatrics in collaboration with Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Batumi, Georgia. The programme was held from 22 – 25 October 2018 and it was attended by 55 participants, ...Read More

September 2018

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Kuwait

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA), in collaboration with the Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA) and the Ministry of Health in Kuwait organised an in-situ programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics between 23 – 27 September 2018. This was attended by 75 pa...Read More

September 2018

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Human Longevity: Social, Psychological and Physical Determinants, Baku, Azerbaijan

In collaboration with the Institute of Physiology, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, the International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA), organized an in-situ programme in Human longevity: Social, psychological and physical determinants, in Baku, Azerbaijan from 5-12 September 2...Read More

September 2018

Training Programme in Memory Training in Malta

The month of September witnessed another international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. In order to commemorate Alzheimer’s month, the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), facilitated a 40 hours ‘Memory Training Programme’ in Ma...Read More

August 2018

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Dementia Care Andhra Pradesh, India

An in-situ training programme in Dementia Care was held in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India between 10 – 14 August 2018. This programme was carried out in collaboration with Piramal Swasthya, Hyderabad India, and The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA). Piramal Swasthya is...Read More

July 2018

‘In-situ’ training programme in Social and Dementia Care in Later Life, Beijing, China

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA) in collaboration with the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau organised an in-situ training programme in Social and Dementia Care in Later Life. This programme, was held in Beijing, China between 9-13 July and attended by 40 participants. Th...Read More

May 2018

‘In-situ’ Training Programme in Geriatrics and Gerontology, Ankara, Turkey

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA) in collaboration with the Turkish Geriatric Society and Hacettepe University, organised the 6th Geriatrics and Gerontology in-situ programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics which was held between 7-11 May in Ankara, Turkey. The training...Read More

May 2018

‘In-situ’ training programme in Ageing and Dementia Care in Community and Long-Term Care Settings, Nanjing, China

INIA in collaboration with Jiangsu Civil Affairs Department ZhongShan College, organised an in-situ training programme in Ageing and dementia care in community and long-term care settings. The programme, which held between 7 – 11 May was held in Nanjing, China and attended by 75 participants. INIA w...Read More

April 2018

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Principles of Geriatric Care, Tripoli, Lebanon

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA) in collaboration with the Middle East Academy for Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA) and Abyad Medical Centre, Lebanon, organised an in-situ programme in the Principles of Geriatric Care. The programme was held between 12-14 April at Beit Al ...Read More

March 2018

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Ageing Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: A South African Focus, Johannesburg, South Africa

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA) in collaboration with the International Longevity Centre, South Africa (ILC-SA), the South African Gerontological Association and the National Department of Social Development, North-West University, organised an in-situ programme in ...Read More

March 2018

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Ageing Policy Formulation in Abuja, Nigeria – in collaboration with the Dave Omokaro Foundation, Nigeria

The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA) in collaboration with the Dave Omokaro Foundation (DOF) Nigeria, organized an in-situ programme in Ageing Policy formulation and planning. This was held at Newton Park Hotel Abuja, Nigeria from 5 to 9 March, 2018. A Documentary on ''A...Read More

November 2017

7th Programme on Gerontology in collaboration with the National Fund of Social Security (CNSS – Tunisia) and the Tunisian Association of Gerontology (ATUGER), Sousse, Tunisia

INIA in collaboration with Caisse Nationale de Securite Sociale (C.N.S.S.) and the Tunisian Association of Gerontology (ATUGER), organised the 7th in-situ programme in Tunisia. The programme in Gerontology, which was attended by twenty-three Tunisian participants, was held from 17-28 April 2017 at t...Read More

April 2017

In-Situ training programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics, in collaboration with the Institute of Bioregulkation and Gerontology, St. Petersburg, Russia

Prof. Marvin Formosa lectured on Gerontology during an in-situ programme held by INIA in collaboration with INIA’s Satellite Centre in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.  The programme on Gerontology and Geriatrics was held between 10-15 April 2017 at Hotel Ambassador. The programme was attended by...Read More

March 2017

The 4th Annual International Geriatrics & Gerontology Conference Cairo, Egypt

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), in collaboration with Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt organized the 4th Annual International Geriatrics and Gerontology conference on Care of critically ill elderly. The conference was held on 22-23 March 2017 at Fairmont Hotel, ...Read More

January 2017

Short term programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics

A short term programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics was held at the Qawra Palace Hotel, Qawra, Malta, between the 8-20 January 2017. This programme was carried out in collaboration with INIA and the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (BCAB). Dr. Marvin Formosa (Director INIA) and the Hon. Dr Justyne Caru...Read More

In-Situ Training Programme in Gerontology, Wanling City, Zheijiang Province, People’s Republic of China

In collaboration with The Support and Nursing Committee for the Elderly, China (SNCE), the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), organized an in-situ programme in Gerontology in Wanling city, Zheijiang Province, People’s Republic of China from 12-16 December 2016. The progr...Read More

December 2016

2nd IAGG Africa Region Conference

Dr Marvin Formosa, INIA’s Director participated in 2nd Africa Regional Conference on Long-term care systems for Africa: Setting Agendas. The conference was organized by the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), from 6-8 December 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference sessio...Read More

December 2016

In-Situ Training Programme in Geriatric Medicine, Nairobi, Kenya

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), held an in-situ training programme in collaboration with the South African Geriatrics Society in Nairobi, Kenya. The programme in Geriatric Medicine, which was held at the African population and health research centre campus, was fr...Read More

November 2016

International training programme on Policy Formulation, Planning, Implementation and Monitoring of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, MALTA

The international training programme on Policy Formulation, Planning, Implementation and Monitoring of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing was held at Hotel Plevna in Sliema, Malta from the 14 – 25 November 2016. It was officially opened by Dr. Marvin Formosa. INIA managed to grant 8 p...Read More

October 2016

Courtesy visit to INIA, by the Speaker of the House of Representatives

On the occasion of the United Nations 26 celebration of the International Month of Older Persons, Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Angelo Farrugia has today paid a visit to the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations – Malta, INIA. Mr Speaker had an exchange of views with INIA...Read More

October 2016

International Collaborative agreement between INIA and CHA University, Republic of Korea

A Memorandum of understanding (MoU) was held between the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations -Malta (INIA) and CHA University, whereby both parties agreed on mutual collaboration and to organise training programmes on ageing so as to increase the capacity building. Department of Age...Read More

October 2016

In-Situ training programme in Gerontology & Geriatrics – Minsk, Belarus 

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), held an in-situ training programme in collaboration with the UNFPA Belarus on Gerontology & Geriatrics. The in-situ programme was held in Minsk, Belarus, between the 10 -12 October 2016, with the aim of supporting the implementa...Read More

September 2016

International Collaborative agreement between INIA, and KACH, South of Korea

A Memorandum of understanding (MoU) was held between the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations -Malta (INIA) and the Korean Association of Converging Humanities, South Korea (KACH) whereby both parties agreed on mutual collaboration and to organise training programmes on ageing so as to ...Read More

September 2016

2016 UNFPA Executive Training Course on Population, Ageing and Development   

A UNFPA Executive Training Course on Population, Ageing and Development, organised by Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Demography and Geodemography in collaboration with UNFPA and INIA was held in Malta between the 24 September till the 7 October. This two week programme was hel...Read More

September 2016

In-Situ training programme in Social Gerontology – Quezon City Manila, the Philippines  

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations - Malta, in collaboration with the Philippine Society for Gerontology and Geriatrics (PSGG) organised an in-situ programme on Gerontology and Geriatrics in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. the programme which was attended by 28 participants was ...Read More

August 2016

International Collaborative agreement between INIA, the IPPM and UPM

A Memorandum of understanding (MoU) was held between the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations -Malta (INIA) and the Malaysian Research Institute of Ageing (IPPM) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) whereby all parties agreed on mutual collaboration and to organise more in-situ training ...Read More

August 2016

Four Decades of Universities of the Third Age – An International Perspective

Dr. Marvin Formosa, INIA's Director and Director, Department of Gerontology, University of Malta, delivered a Public Lecture on the 10 August 2016, titled 'Four Decades of Universities of the Third Age - International Perspective'. The lecture was organised by the International Institute on Ageing, ...Read More

August 2016

In-Situ training programme in Gerontology, Geriatrics and Gerotechnology – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), held an in-situ training programme in collaboration with the Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) on Gerontology, Geriatrics and Gerotechnology. The in-situ programme was held at Vistana Kuala Lump...Read More

‘In-situ’ training programme on Gerontology and Geriatrics in Nanjing, China

The first in-situ training programme for 2016 was held in collaboration with Jiangsu Civil Affairs Department and Zhongshan College, Nanjing, China. The in-situ programme on Gerontology’ was held between 11th – 14th January 2016. Forty participants, all professionals in the field of ageing from Nanj...Read More

December 2015

‘In-situ’ training programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics, China.

In collaboration between The Support and Nursing Committee for the Elderly, China (SNCE), INIA organised an in-situ programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics, from the 6-12 December 2015 in Beijing, China. The programme was attended by 30 Chinese Officials working in the field of ageing in Beijing. Th...Read More

December 2015

International training programme on Policy formulation, planning, implementation and Monitoring of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, Plevna Hotel, Sliema, Malta.

The programme in Policy Formulation, Planning, Implementation and Monitoring of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing was organised in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),  at Hotel Plevna in Sliema, Malta from the 23rd November-4th December 2015. The programme ...Read More

November 2015

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Malta.

INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa has been invited by the CHOGM Headquarters to speak at the people’s forum on the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) and the Commonwealth countries. The Commonwealth People’s forum (CPF) is the largest gathering of civil society organisations with...Read More

October 2015

Programme on Geragogy

INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa co-ordinated and lectured during the International Training Programme in ‘Geragogy: Teaching and learning in the third age’, organised by the Gerontology Unit, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta. Lecturing also on the programme was Research and Progr...Read More

October 2015

Courtesy Visit by Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca to the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA)

On the occasion of the United Nations 25th Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons: Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca paid a visit to the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA). INIA’s Director Dr. Mar...Read More

October 2015

The Presidents Foundation’ Launch of Ageing with Dignity Forum (Malta)

The Presidents Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, launched its latest Fora on 'Ageing with Dignity’ on 1st October 2015. This was set up in order to offer a platform for older people and also to build bridges between the grassroots’ experience and academia. This Forum shall be engaging in regu...Read More

September 2015

Book Launch on ‘Ageing and later life in Malta: Issues, policies and future trends’ by Dr. Marvin Formosa

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), launched another publication from its series of books on Ageing. The latest publication is on ‘Ageing and later life in Malta: Issues, policies and future trends’, authored by Dr. Marvin Formosa who is also the Director of INIA. ...Read More

September 2015

The 2015 UNFPA Executive Training Course on Population, Ageing and Development.

The 2015 UNFPA Executive Training Course on Population, Ageing and Development was organised by Charles University Prague, Czech Republic in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA). The programme which was held ...Read More

September 2015

‘End of Life Seminar’

INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa co-ordinated a Seminar on ‘End of Life’ in collaboration with Parliamentary Secretariat for Persons with Disability and Active Ageing, Malta. The seminar was held at a private residential home, Casa San Paolo, Qawra on 18th September 2015. Research and Programme Ma...Read More

September 2015

‘In-Situ’ training programme in Manila, The Philippines

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), organised an ‘in-situ’ training programme on ‘Gerontology and Geriatrics’ in Manila, The Philippines 7th – 11th September 2015. The programme was held in collaboration with The Philippine Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics. The p...Read More

September 2015

Collaboration agreement between INIA and the Philippine Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (PSGG)

A Collaboration agreement between INIA and the Philippine Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (PSGG) was signed on 7th September 2015. Both parties agreed to collaborate on the exchange of information and technical assistance in the various fields of ageing. Agreement has also been reached to orga...Read More

September 2015

The Culture of Ageing: A Multifaceted project

During the month of September, the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations- Malta (INIA), took part in a collective exhibition and lecture programme organised during ‘The Culture of Ageing: A multi-faceted project’ as part of the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival (VIVA). The proj...Read More

July 2015

The United Nations Sixth Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing, New York, USA

INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa attended the United Nations Sixth Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG), at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. The Working Group considered the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons and identified gaps and how bes...Read More

July 2015

Presentation of Book on Ageing

INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa and Dr. Charles Scerri, editors, presented the book on ‘Population Ageing in Malta: Multidisciplinary Perspectives’ to Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta and to Hon. Dr. Joseph Muscat, Malta’s Prime Minister. ‘Population Ageing in Malta: ...Read More

June 2015

Training for staff at Government run care homes for older persons

INIA’s Research and Programme Manager Rosette Farrugia-Bonello, lectured on ‘Activities for persons with Dementia’ and on ‘Dementia friendly design and assistive technology’ during a European funded training programme on Dementia Awareness. The programme was tailor-made for care staff employed in Ca...Read More

June 2015

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

In order to commemorate the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Hon. Dr. Justyne Caruana, Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing, and the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Michael Cassar paid a courtesy visit to the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Ma...Read More

May 2015

International Conference on Population Aging and Longevity

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA) in collaboration with the International Expert Committee on Population Ageing and Longevity (IECPAL), organised the 4th International Conference on Population Aging and Longevity. The Conference was held between 19th – 21st May at th...Read More

May 2015

INIA’s 7th International Board meeting

The Seventh International Meeting of the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations - Malta (INIA) took place between the 14 and 15 May 2015. The Board Meeting was chaired by Mr. Wu Hongbo, United Nations’ Under-Secretary-General for Social and Economic Affairs. The Board members present incl...Read More

May 2015

Training Programme on Health Promotion, Quality of Life and wellbeing in Malta

The International programme on Health Promotion, Quality of Life and Wellbeing was held at the Qawra Hotel in Malta between 4th – 15th May 2015.  Seventeen participants attended the programme. These hailed from Bangladesh, Belarus, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, ...Read More

April 2015

VII Conference on Ageing for Latin America and the Caribbean (COMLAT), Belem, Brazil.

INIA’s Research and Programme Manager Rosette Farrugia-Bonello participated in the VII conference on Ageing for Latin America and the Caribbean (COMLAT), held on 9th – 11th April, 2015. The conference on ‘Scientific Innovation, sustainability and Ageing’, was held in Belem, Brazil. Ms. Farrugia-Bone...Read More

April 2015

International Seminar on Ageing Active Index organized by UNECE and EU, Brussels, Belgium

Two INIA officials - Research and Programme Manager Rosette Farrugia-Bonello and Research and Programme Officer Christian Vella, attended an International Seminar on ‘Ageing Active Index and its potential: Building an evidence base for Active Ageing Policies’. The International seminar was organized...Read More

April 2015

Agreement with Zhongshan College, China

INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa signed an agreement with Mr. Chen Yi, Board Chairman at Zhongshan College for an annual training programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics for the period 2015 – 2018....Read More

April 2015

‘In-Situ’ Training Programme in Beijing, China

The second ‘in-situ’ training programme for 2015 was held in collaboration with the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (BCAB), People’s Republic of China. The ‘in-situ’ programme on ‘Gerontology and Geriatrics’ was held between 30th March – 3rd April 2015. Thirty-two Chinese officials from this organisati...Read More

February 2015

Satellite Centre Agreement

INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa signed an agreement for a Satellite Centre for Eastern Europe with Professor Vladimir Khavinson, Director at St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology and with Dr. Vladimir Serpov, Director, St. Petersburg City Medical and Social Geriatric Centre. S...Read More

February 2015

Long-term social care and de-institutionalisation Public hearing, Brussels, Belgium.

INIA’s Research and Programme Manager Rosette Farrugia-Bonello attended an EU Public hearing on ‘Long-term social care and de-institutionalisation’ in Brussels, Belgium....Read More

February 2015

Courtesy Visit to Chinese Ambassador to Malta H.E. Mr. Cai Jinbaiao

INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa and Research and Programme Manager Rosette Farrugia-Bonello met with the Chinese Ambassador to Malta H.E. Mr. Cai Jinbaiao at the Chinese Embassy. Both sides exchanged views on strengthening co-operation on the issue of ageing. Dr. Formosa introduces the role and w...Read More

February 2015

Start-up weekend on ‘Ageing Population’, Brussels, Belgium

INIA’s Research and Programme Manager Rosette Farrugia-Bonello participated during a Start-Up weekend in Brussels, Belgium on ‘Ageing Population’. The Start-Up was organised by ‘Start-up Brussels’, Impulse Brussels and the European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA). The event,...Read More

January 2015

‘In-Situ’ Programme in Nanjing, China

The first ‘in-situ’ training programme for 2015 was held in collaboration with Jiangsu Civil Affairs Department and Zhongshan College, Nanjing, China. The ‘in-situ’ programme on ‘Gerontology’ was held between 5th – 9th January 2015. Forty participants, all professionals in the field of ageing from N...Read More