IFA Global Cafe in Conversation with Dr. Christopher Mikton - by Zoom

Date and Time



The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a significant impact on older people’s long-term health and well-being. With countries around the world implementing various lockdown restrictions in order to curb the spread of infection, Millions of individuals and especially older people have been left alone in their homes with few opportunities for social or physical interaction. This is particularly troubling as research have linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of serious health conditions including: high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, dementia and even death.


Numerous interventions and approaches have been developed for reducing social isolation and loneliness. The IFA is honored to invite Dr Christopher Mikton, an expert on public health and given his extensive knowledge and expertise devoted to the development of the WHO’s Advocacy Brief on Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older People.


Date and Time:

Friday 6th August 2021

7:00-8:00 am (Eastern Time)


Opening Remarks:

Dr Christopher Mikton

Technical Officer at the World Health Organization



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