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Ken Bluestone

Ken Bluestone - Policy Adviser, Age International

Ken Bluestone leads Age International’s policy and influencing work. He has spent more than 20 years working for international development NGOs and has covered a wide range of issues from HIV and AIDS to ageing and development.

Healthy ageing is more than the absence of disease

Anne lives in Kenya’s Central Province. She is 65 years old and looks after 8 grandchildren and mother-in-law and works as a HIV peer educator. Picture: Phil Moore/Age International.

An astonishing transformation is taking place that has until now been absent from mainstream development thinking: global ageing. Its absence is even more surprising as the evidence makes clear that demographic changes are affecting developing countries the most. Currently about …