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Health, Aging and Dementias in South Africa

When: Tuesday, 06 February 2024 - Tuesday, 06 February 2024
Where: Wits Club
Start time:13:30

Dawn Dalby 


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The event will present Health and Ageing in Africa: Longitudinal Studies in South Africa (HAALSA).

The Study highlights the latest research from the HAALSI community study in Agincourt, as well as forthcoming national expansions. The HAALSA groundbreaking initiative takes a ‘whole of society approach’ to address vital issues as populations age in African contexts: cognitive health and dementias; HIV/AIDS and treatment; chronic non-communicable diseases and multimorbidity; public policies; social and environmental determinants of health; and health inequalities. These have profound implications for the productivity and well-being of individuals, their families and society. Findings can inform health and development policies to achieve better outcomes for those ageing in South Africa and beyond. The showcase takes place on Tuesday, 6 February, from 13:30 to 17:30, at the Wits Club, Braamfontein Campus West, Wits University. 

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