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The COVID-19 pandemic poses multifaceted threats and continues to impact the livelihoods, dignity and survival of people, particularly older persons and other vulnerable groups. Affordable access to health care for older persons has therefore become particularly important. COVID-19 has spurred new information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives, enabling continued or enhanced access to quality health care through remote diagnosis, treatment and care, particularly for older persons. This policy brief provides policy options on how ICTs can be used to facilitate access to healthcare for older persons during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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