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Health and Ageing in Africa: Addressing inequities over the life course

When: Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Where: Wits Club
Braamfontein Campus West
Start time:13:00

RSVP: RSVP essential by Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Cost: Free

We begin to age the moment we are born and an ageing population in Africa has profound implications for people and public health.

The Wits University Rural Health and Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), South African Medical Research, Council and Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies invite you to a highly topical public showcase on Health and Ageing in Southern Africa – Addressing Inequities over the Life Course.

The research showcase, chaired by Wits Chancellor Dr Judy Dlamini, will highlight the latest research from Health and Ageing in Africa: Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa (HAALSI) placing this in BRICS and multi-country contexts.

This ground-breaking initiative addresses vital issues as populations age in African contexts. The research addresses relevant issues around ageing in Africa, including:

  • Cognition and dementia
  • HIV and treatment
  • Chronic non-communicable diseases and multimorbidity.

These have profound implications for the productivity and wellbeing of individuals, their families and society.

Findings can inform health and development policies to achieve better outcomes for those ageing in South Africa.

A high level delegation of scientists who are leading sister studies in BRICS and high-income countries, government stakeholders, civil society, and funders are expected.

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