Facilities & Partnerships
Facilities of the IAA, which may be accessed or utilised by researchers, educators, students, health care clients and all interested persons, include:
A Resource Centre
The Resource Centre includes an extensive range of journals, research reports, theses, handbooks, offprints and newsletters, and some CD Roms and videos. The centre is a valuable repository of information on ageing in Africa. Information: Dr Sebastiana Kalula
The UCT/GSH Memory Clinic
The University of Cape Town/Groote Schuur Hospital Memory Clinic is located at J2 Psychiatry, Groote Schuur Hospital in Observatory and may be accessed by patients upon clinical referral. Click here to download the Memory Clinic brochure and for the referral form Click here.
Information: Dr Sebastiana Kalula
The IAA enjoys first-rate partnerships with several local and international organisations. Two partners under its community extension product area are:
GH Starck-Rehoboth Age Exchange
Geriatricians at the IAA conduct a monthly clinic at this site in Hanover Park. The NGO serves as a teaching and research site for the IAA. Visit their website Click here. For more information please contact Ms Taryn Feinberg
Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS
The NGO GAPA, based in Khayelitsha but operated in three provinces, co-ordinates support groups for grandmothers affected by AIDS. GAPA programmes empowers the women with life skills, and strengthens their ability to cope with caring for adult children and grandchildren infected with or affected by the disease. GAPA offers a research site for the IAA. Information: Ms Kathleen Brodrick, Ms Vivian Budaza or www.gapa.org.za
Other organisations with which the IAA enjoys first-rate partnerships are:
South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID). The NGO, based in Pretoria, has an Older Persons Programme aimed at protecting and advancing the well-being of older women in South Africa. IAA staff members participate in steering group activities and undertake studies for the NGO. Click here.
African Research on Ageing Network (AFRAN). The African Research on Ageing Network (AFRAN), co-ordinated in the Oxford Institute of Ageing in Oxford, UK, develops, supports and co-ordinates research on ageing and older persons in Africa, and aims to build a critical mass of researchers in this field, as well as forge policy formation and action. IAA staff members serve in the Steering Group (Ferreira) and/or participate in several AFRAN research, training and policy development projects. Click here.
International Institute of Ageing (INIA) (United Nations–Malta). INIA is the UN‘s focal point for ageing in developing countries, and focuses on training professionals, practitioners, policy makers and scholars working on ageing in these countries, through a variety of programmes. Dr Ferreira serves on INIA‘s Advisory Board, and IAA staff members participate in, and help to co-ordinate INIA training courses in South Africa. Click here.