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Ageing and non-communicable diseases: opportunities for the EU to respond
HelpAge International 2016
The rise in NCDs combined with rapid population ageing presents important challenges for health and care systems globally. Deaths from NCDs are disproportionately concentrated in low- and middle-income countries. As a key player in gl...
The high cost of low vision: the evidence on ageing and the loss of sight
International Federation on Ageing 2013
Vision loss ? 80 percent of which is preventable ? is currently the leading cause of age-related disability.Worldwide, 285 million people are visually impaired, including 39 million who are totally blind. In developing countri...
What causes inequity in access to publicly funded health services that are supposedly free at the point of use? A case of user fee exemptions for older people in Senegal
P. Mladovsky; M. Bâ / London School of Economics 2016
Plan Sésame (PS) was launched in 2006 to provide free access to health services to Senegalese citizens aged 60 and over. As in many countries, this user fee exemption is marred by inequitable implementation. This study seeks to...
Progressive universalism? The impact of targeted coverage on healthcare access and expenditures in Peru
S. Neelsen; O. O'Donnell / Tinbergen Institute 2016
Like other countries seeking a progressive path to universalism, Peru has attempted to reduce inequalities in access to healthcare by granting the poor entitlement to tax-financed basic care without charge. The authors identify the im...
Sub-Saharan Africa’s growing population of older persons
United Nations Population Division 2016
The growing number of older persons in sub-Saharan Africa is a legacy of the high fertility that produced increasingly large birth cohorts during the twentieth century, as well as improving rates of survival to older ages. In 2015 the...
Preliminary results of the survey on Persons with Disabilities conducted in selected Metro Manila cities
J.T. Yap / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) recognize the need to understand the link between disability and poverty. In fact this has become one of the key issues in the subject of poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific. The United Na...
World report on ageing and health
World Health Organization 2015
Comprehensive public health action on population ageing is urgently needed. This will require fundamental shifts, not just in the things we do, but in how we think about ageing itself. This report outlines a framework for ...
Disability Inclusion: Topic Guide
B. Rohwerder / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2015
Disability is not rare. An estimated one billion people or around 15 per cent of the world’s population have some form of disability. Disability is more common in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries, a...
The situation of Thailand’s older population: an update based on the 2014 Survey of Older Persons in Thailand
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan 2015
Population ageing and the well-being of older persons are major emerging challenges for families, communities and government in Thailand as in much of Asia. The Thai government has been giving very serious attention to ageing issues. ...
Extension of social security long - term care protection for older persons: a review of coverage deficits in 46 countries
X. Scheil - Adlung / International Labour Organization 2015
Due to the global demographic ageing, all countries are challenged by growing long-term care (LTC) needs for older persons. However, these needs are largely ignored and range very low on the policy agendas of most countries. Th...
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Ageing and non-communicable diseases: opportunities for the EU to respond
HelpAge International 2016
The rise in NCDs combined with rapid population ageing presents important challenges for health and care systems globally. Deaths from NCDs are disproportionately concentrated in low- and middle-income countries. As a key player in gl...
The high cost of low vision: the evidence on ageing and the loss of sight
International Federation on Ageing 2013
Vision loss ? 80 percent of which is preventable ? is currently the leading cause of age-related disability.Worldwide, 285 million people are visually impaired, including 39 million who are totally blind. In developing countri...
What causes inequity in access to publicly funded health services that are supposedly free at the point of use? A case of user fee exemptions for older people in Senegal
P. Mladovsky; M. Bâ / London School of Economics 2016
Plan Sésame (PS) was launched in 2006 to provide free access to health services to Senegalese citizens aged 60 and over. As in many countries, this user fee exemption is marred by inequitable implementation. This study seeks to...
Progressive universalism? The impact of targeted coverage on healthcare access and expenditures in Peru
S. Neelsen; O. O'Donnell / Tinbergen Institute 2016
Like other countries seeking a progressive path to universalism, Peru has attempted to reduce inequalities in access to healthcare by granting the poor entitlement to tax-financed basic care without charge. The authors identify the im...
Sub-Saharan Africa’s growing population of older persons
United Nations Population Division 2016
The growing number of older persons in sub-Saharan Africa is a legacy of the high fertility that produced increasingly large birth cohorts during the twentieth century, as well as improving rates of survival to older ages. In 2015 the...
Preliminary results of the survey on Persons with Disabilities conducted in selected Metro Manila cities
J.T. Yap / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) recognize the need to understand the link between disability and poverty. In fact this has become one of the key issues in the subject of poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific. The United Na...
World report on ageing and health
World Health Organization 2015
Comprehensive public health action on population ageing is urgently needed. This will require fundamental shifts, not just in the things we do, but in how we think about ageing itself. This report outlines a framework for ...
Disability Inclusion: Topic Guide
B. Rohwerder / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2015
Disability is not rare. An estimated one billion people or around 15 per cent of the world’s population have some form of disability. Disability is more common in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries, a...
The situation of Thailand’s older population: an update based on the 2014 Survey of Older Persons in Thailand
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan 2015
Population ageing and the well-being of older persons are major emerging challenges for families, communities and government in Thailand as in much of Asia. The Thai government has been giving very serious attention to ageing issues. ...
Extension of social security long - term care protection for older persons: a review of coverage deficits in 46 countries
X. Scheil - Adlung / International Labour Organization 2015
Due to the global demographic ageing, all countries are challenged by growing long-term care (LTC) needs for older persons. However, these needs are largely ignored and range very low on the policy agendas of most countries. Th...
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Alzheimer’s Australia
Alzheimer’s Australia advocates the needs of people living with dementia, and their families and carers.
The Journal of Aging in Emerging Economies (JAEE)
(JAEE) is an online, peer-refereed forum for increasing understanding of human aging and for improving the services provided to later-life adults. It is the only journal that deals specifically with ageing issues in emerging economies. The JAEE offers a platform for high quality research on ageing. JAEE is published online biannually in January and July by the Department of Sociology at Kent State...
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