Aging and Health in Africa (International Perspectives on Aging) (by Pranitha Maharaj)


Author(s): Pranitha Maharaj

Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2012-08-15
ISBN-10: 1441983562
ISBN-13: 9781441983565
Language: English
Description: Population aging is a matter of global concern. It often occurs in
tandem with changes in the health profile of the population. In
Africa, many countries are already facing a high burden of
communicable diseases. However, as more and more children survive
childhood and move on to adult years and old age they are also more
likely to experience health problems associated with the aging
process. Population aging in Africa is occurring in the context of
high levels of poverty, changing family structures, an immense
disease burden, fragile health systems and weak or poorly managed
government institutions. This book shows that aging is likely to
lead to… more…

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