Poor countries must adapt health systems to meet chronic care needs of aging population, WHO says

Published on April 5, 2012 at 4:01 AM · No Comments

"Health systems, particularly in poorer countries, need to adapt to meet the chronic care needs of older people as the shift to aging populations gathers pace in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said" Wednesday in a briefing paper to mark World Health Day, observed on Saturday, the Guardian reports. The agency "points out that developing countries will have less time than wealthy nations to adapt to the challenges of an aging population -- generally defined as people over 60," the news service writes, adding, "By 2050, 80 percent of older people will live in low- and middle-income countries."

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